I need help from my brethren. As many of you know my history, but I will get those of you who don’t know me up to speed. Graves disease at 13 years old, 2 rounds of radioactive iodine, resulted in hypothyroidism.
Thyroid problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes on Father’s side
Osteoarthritis, Genetic (food) Allergies, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on Mother’s side
O.k. so this was the last visit with my endo…she is leaving the medical group. My A1C was 5.9 on Trulicity but I was having really bad stomach problems with it and discontinued it.
But my question is about my thyroid labs.
TSH 0.014 L REF 0.450-4.500 (uIU/mL) HD
F Triiodothyronine (T3), Free 2.6 REF 2.0-4.4 (pg/mL) HD
F T4,Free(Direct) 1.34 REF 0.82-1.77 (ng/dL) HD
The endo said my test result were nothing to worry about, but they have been showing up like this for quite some time. Mind you, I have been a thyroid patient since I was 13 years old. All my previous internists have adjusted my dosages, she has never adjusted my dosage in the 1.5 year I have been going to her–she has me on 150 mcg.
She says if I keep coming to her and if I get any lower, then she _may_adjust it at a later date. My spidey senses are tingling. I’m wondering if this contributing to me being sick as well. My rheumy kind of hinted around about it in my last visit that I need to speak with her about it, which I did but the endo said that it didn’t affect it. And the Trulicity wasn’t the cause either…but the stomach trouble stopped when the Trulicity stopped. I do still have sleeping trouble…still losing weight and drinking water…endo is on my butt about my BGs, but I’m not eating—not hungry.