Overactive on the way? Any thoughts please?

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Hi, I had an overactive thyroid at the beginning of the year, my endo said it was thyroiditis, all antibodies were negative, he said I would make a full recovery!

In the last month I have not been feeling well and requested a blood test, results 13th August:

TSH: 2.5 (0.35-5.5)

T4: 11.2 (7-17)

T3: 6.5 (3.5-6.5)

In the last two days my pulse is racing whenever I get up to do anything and is really worrying me.

Does anybody know why my T3 is at the top of the range and if it means I'm going downhill again?

Many thanks

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    According to your latest test result, no, you are not going downhill. However, if you are not feeling well (detail?) and pulse rising, it could mean you are not fully recovered. By the way, were/are you treated with ATM? How were you treated for thyroiditis? Were you "fully recovered" before the latest instance? Pardon for many questions.

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      No problem. I have been feeling very tired, hungry, thirsty and slowly noticing my heart beating faster. (Full bloods and diabetes normal) I stopped all medication end of April, I was on carbimazole it worked very fast so had to stop as it sent my hypo. Endo followed up with more bloods which were in range a month later so June and said it was thyroiditis. I did feel well about 6 weeks ago but have been feeling crap for the last 4/5 weeks.

      Do you know what it means having a T3 at the top of the range? I'm concerned about it going over.

      Thank you

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    Regarding your T4 and T3 readings, are those free T4 and free T3 or total T4 and total T3? 
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      These are free t4 and t3.

      I have just come accross some information saying that my t4 is drastically converting my t3 to compensate as I'm going hypo.

      I have a really sore scalloped tongue which is hypo apparently. But my blood pressure is low and pulse high. Really confused.

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