I am in Jersey CI, & was bedridden for years. Then a friend gave me some old T3's which improved things a lot. But still no diagnosis from GP. I eked out the increasingly weak 5 year old T3, then bought some metavive 111. Things improved a lot more, though T3 serum even lower, & TSH now in range, but still very low. Also cortisol rather low at 314 nmol/l. 9am fasting, but had to take 2nd metavive at 3pm day before test.
Also corrected calcium now even lower than before at 2.16 L. I am on maximum prescribed dose calcichew, + I buy calcium, vitamin D3, magnesium, k2, & a bit complex.
I had below range transferrin saturation, but now I have over-range iron.
TSH - 0.62 mU/l (0.50 - 5.00 )
FT4 - 11.7 pmol/l ( 10.0 ) - 25.0 )
FT3 - 4.3 pmol/l ( 4.3 - 8.1 )
Iron 31 H umol/l ( 7 - 30 )
I need to find a way of finding out if I have pituitary damage, as I am getting headaches & a whole host of other problems, also I have osteoporosis, osteopenia & disc degeneration, with arthritis, & wondering if these are related to the low hormone levels.
DRs here are private practice,& very expensive, so don't have any alternative options when things get worse. Any advice welcome.