I sent this huge set of results to Dr P, complaining that my (then) 75mcg of T3 seemed to be having little effect any longer - and that I had suffered from the odd pounding of my heart and felt as if the T3 wasn't getting into my cells.
He commented that my MCV and MCH show that I am short on iron and that I should increase my intake straight away and drop my T3 a little.
Well..rightly or wrongly, I dropped my T3 to 50mcg and have started taking 20ml of Floradix at night before bed (I was taking 1 sachet of Spatone). Does this sound ok ?
I ask because for a few weeks now I have been having hot flashes all day and night. They last just a few seconds and then I get really cold again. Yes, it could be the menopause of course - but I thought I was past all that. ! I wondered if it was connected to my taking too much iron ?
I'm also not sure whether to increase my T3 again. My temps are varying from 36.2-36.8 and my heart rate from 76-86 bpm.
I am seeing Dr P late July but - impatient as always - wondered if you could help !
Thanks so much..
Serum Copper Levels 19.0 umol/L (13.0-23.0)
Serum Folate 12.7 ug/L (4.4-20.0)
Serum Ferritin 101ug/L (29-470)
Serum Vitamin B12 848 pg/mL (180-900)
Serum urea level 5.4 mmol/L (2.5-7.8)
Serum inorganic phosphate 0.84 mmol/L (0.80-1.50)
Serum magnesium level 0.84 mmol/L (0.70-1.00)
Serum bilirubin level 10 umol/L (<21)
Serum alkaline phosphatase 62 IU/L (30-130)
Serum ALT Level 31 IU/L (5-40)
Serum albumin 38 g/L (35-50)
Serum sodium 142 mmol/ L (133-146)
Serum potassium 5.1 mmol (3.5-5.3)
Serum creatinine 60 umol/L (50-95)
GFR calculated abbreviated MDRD >90mL/min/1.73m*2
eGFR >90: Normal
Total white cell count 3.6 10*9/L (4.0-11.0) LOW
Red blood cell (RBC) count 5.37 10*12/L (3.80-5.30) HIGH
Haemoglobin estimation 142 g/L (115-160)
Haematocrit 0.43 (0.37-0.45)
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 79.3 fL (80.0-100.)) LOW
Mean corpusc. Haemoglobin (MCH) 26.4 pg (27.0-32.0) LOW
Mean corpusc. Hb. Conc. (MCHC) 333 g/L (310-350)
Platelet count 216 10*9/L (150-450)
Neutrophil count 1.80 10*9/L (1.80-8.00)
Lymphocyte count 1.29 10*9/L (1.00-4.00)
Monocyte count 0.22 10*9/L (0.20-0.80)
Eosinophil count 0.27 10*9/L (<0.41)
Basophil count 0.02 10*9/L (<0.11)
Serum TSH Level <0.020 mU/L (0.27-4.2) LOW
Serum free T4 level 5.1 pmol/L (12.0-22.0) LOW
Serum free T3 level 8.2 pmol/L (3.1-6.8) HIGH
They wouldn’t / couldn’t do Zinc, transferrin saturation% and Vitamin D