Hi I am 12 months diagnosed with hypothyroid and finally near getting my levels sorted, however I think I may have a bit of a conversion issue, as my thyroid hormones are out of balance with a TSH that low and FT4 that high I would have expected a much higher FT3 too. I have just had a thyroid and essential vits checked and was pointed in direction of PA forum for some vitamin advice:
TSH - 0.051 (0.27-4.2)
FT4 - 21.85 (12-22)
FT3 - 4.8 (3.1-6.8)
B12 - 164 (140-724) pmol/l
Folate - 6.54 (3.89-26.8) ug/l
25(OH)D - 15.24 (50-200) nmol/l
Ferritin - 141.2 (13-150) ug/l
My GP is very good and willing to accept medichecks results for FT3 and willing to leave levo alone til we sort out vits. I know the loading and maintenance doses for vit D. ferritin is already high in range. I believe B12 needs to be at least 500 and preferably near top end of range and folate should be middle of range to achieve good FT4 conversion but dont know what that means from a dosing point of view, both loading and maintenance.
I have been taking a decent multivit (allegedly with 100% of daily need), a cod liver oil, an evening primrose oil and a 'high strength' glucosamine + vit c daily but only since new year.
I have had terrible trouble with reflux and indigestion which is improving now we are getting to grips with thyroid but suspect it has been causing absorption issues ☹️☹️