Just trying to decide what is the best thing to do here.
I have the diagnosis of being hypothyroid (18 yrs) and of ME/CFS. I happen to believe that there is more going on than the thyroid and adrenals, though I know some people on these forums don't agree.
At any rate I am trying to address all issues and trying to improve...... been at it a few years now!
I had the Mitochondrial Function Profile done by Dr Sarah Myhill around 4 years ago, and came out with the lowest score for Carnitine ever recorded. I was a bit puzzled as I have always eaten plenty of meat (red and white), and so of course there must be a problem going on here that's not just to do with intake. I was advised to take Acetyl-l-Carnitine as well as other supplements, but at the time could not tolerate it due to stomach issues, but that's improved now and I can tolerate more things.
Then I read about the research done that seems to point to a problem with Carnitine if you are hypothyroid (OK if hyperthyroid). I keep meaning to ask Dr Myhill about this and will do so, but I know I may have to wait a while for a reply.
I am actually on T3 now not T4 and although this is trickier than T4 as I take it 3 x a day, do you think it would be OK to take Carnitine if you take it away from the T3 dose? Just a thought anyway.........