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Hi all, I am really hoping someone can help me in understanding what these thyroid levels mean.! I was diagnosed in July 2007 with \"Hypothyroidism\" I got my diagnoses left on my answer machine, and was told to collect my prescription from the surgery. I was told to go back and have a blood test every 8 weeks for the first year.
Its all a long story, but basically, my mood swings are terrible, always tired, very short fuse, and very tearful, to the point that every 4-6 weeks im crying for a full day. I have the blackest of thaughts during these periods. Every one that knows me no me as a very bubbly person, i don't do moods.(i do now) Any way my biggest problem is \"WEIGHT GAIN\"
I lost over 2.7st with weight watchers and kept that weight off for 18mths. I nearly always stayed 3lb under my goal weight. However since January 2007 my weight has gone from \"9.st 9lbs\" to \"11.st 7lbs\" as of 13th Feb 2008.!!!
I stopped Smoking on the 5th March 2007 (will power only method) and religiously went to my weekly weight watchers meeting. My family and friends put my weight gain down to the fact that I just stopped smoking.! It may have been a contributing factor, how ever I [b:8109f4bd69]NEVER[/b:8109f4bd69] reached for food. I stuck to my daily points allowance.
The weight kept coming, and other symptoms. I have paid £150 on colonic irrigation to help with my constipation. I go to the gym and pay £30 p/w for a personal trainer once a week, I go the gym on my a further 1 -2 times a week. And I walk 2.8 miles in 40 mins x 2 a week. Im not loosing anything. I take 100 mgs daily of levothyroxine. The best that can happen with my weight is that I yoyo within a pound then gain 2-3 lbs and round and round we go. I am at my witts end.
I have been back to my GP in November and he has referred me to an \"endo\" Im due to go on Wed 20th Feb, However I have asked for a print out of all my bloods done since J[b:8109f4bd69]uly 2007[/b:8109f4bd69] up to[b:8109f4bd69] 21 Jan 2008.[/b:8109f4bd69] I wanted to take these with me along with my Weight Watchers record card to the endo so he can see what he is dealing with. My big problem is that i dont understand if they are good levels or bad. They make no sence to me at all.
\"Serum free T4 level (pmol/L)\" 16.00(Jan 08) (Nov 18.00) (Oct 19.00) (Sept 16.00) (July 8.10-)
\" Thyroid peroxidase antibody level (iu/ML)\" Sept only results (14.0)
\"Serum TSH level (miu/L)\" 0.16- (Jan 08) (Nov 0.06-) (Oct <0.05-) (Sept 0.46-) (July 24.00+)
\"Serum free triiodothyronine level (pmol/L)\" (Nov 4.10) (Oct 5.10) These are the only results for this.
So there you are !!!!!! They are all I have.
??????????????? Does any one understand these in any way.??????
I would be so grateful if some one could shed some light on this for me, as I have no idea if its good, bad , ok. All I no is that Im not loosing just gaining weight, and the moods swings are getting worse, is this linked to these levels???? or is it just down to the fact that I'm unable to loose weight.??????
Thank you so much for reading this, and Im so terribly sorry for making this war and peace(lol)
Thank you for not making me feel so alone.
Hope to hear from someone soon.
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