Hello all, I posted this post in the thyroid forum and was advised to post here before taking any more of the supplements at the bottom of the post. I'm not sure why. I just started taking these. Anyway, here is the original post. Any help much appreciated.
Hi everyone. I'm new to posting here but have been reading and lurking for a couple of years! Anyway, I wonder if anyone can help me with interpreting my blood results.
I have been feeling hypothyroid for about 10 yrs. in the last few yrs I stopped feeling cold all the time and having cold extremities, and instead started overheating, sweating all the time, and I cannot tolerate the summer weather, for example. However, all the exhaustion, weight gain, hair loss etc remained. My GP said my symptoms were due to the menopause and would not give me a thyroid test, instead he persuaded me to start HRT - which I had never planned to do. Anyway, the HRT has helped with precisely nothing. So, I saw on here the finger prick test - this was perfect for me as I have now barely left the house in the last two years and find it very difficult to go to the dr, for example.
Anyway, my thyroid results have surprised me as my TSH is so low but so too are T4 results. It seems I am also B12 deficient and maybe that is the causing all my symptoms and not my thyroid?
Also, in desperation I did a very stupid thing. I got myself some Thyroid -S and for two days took a quarter of a 1 grain tablet, then for two days I took half a grain per day, then for one day I 3/4 of a tablet. Then I discovered The existence of the finger prick test that I could do at home, so I stopped taking any Thyroid S on Friday morning and did the test on the following Monday. Could those few low doses of Thyroid S have affected my results?
Thank you for any help you can give me, And here are my results.
TSH 0.19 (0.27 - 4.2)
Total T4 58.6 (64.5 - 142)
Free T4 9.11 (12 - 22)
Free T3 4.37. (3.1 - 6.8)
Ferritin 95.4 (20-150)
CRP 1.50 (< 5.0)
Antithyroid Peroxidase abs 10.2 (<34)
Antithyroglobulin Abs < 10 (<115)
Vit D 43 (50 - 175)
B12 165 (250 - 725)
Serum Folate 10 (8.83 - 60.8)
I've just begun taking B12 (methyl type) sublingual 5000mcg bd, folate (methyl type) 1000mcg, D, 10000 iu, c, multi, multi B.