I'm really enjoying the sunshine. I hope you are too (that's if you are in the UK).
Well the latest visit to the boss of the last Endo I saw revealed the following results, but not much further forward with the NHS.
Free T3 - Range 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L Result - 15.3 pmol/L
Free T4 - Range - 12.0 - 22.0 pmol/L Result - 7.8 pmol/L
TSH - Range - 0.30 - 4.20 mU/L Result - <0.01 mU/L
So as you can see I am way above on the Free T3, but quite a bit under on the Free T4, and the TSH is suppressed. I am now taking 60 mg of Erfa in the morning with 25 mcg T3, and the same again in the evening. With this combination for the last 7 weeks, I have felt considerably better with almost complete disappearance of some symptoms, although still fighting some physical and mental fatigue, as well as mental fog, (this may be due to the low iron ferritin). So given these results, should I be dropping the T3 and just taking the Erfa, although when I tried to do that before constipation got really bad again? Needless to say the Endo has no advice for me on this.
The Endo also did a short Synacthen test, and this is the result: -
Cortisol - 1230 - 488 nmol/L before injection
Cortisol - 1300 - 731 nmol/L 30 mins after injection
The Endo says that this is perfectly normal, and that there is no issue here at all. I don't trust their judgement, due to previous experience. Any comments please from anyone, regarding this? Many thanks,