Hi Roslin. The Doc was baffled too. In 2011, first discovered I was hypo, I had TSH 77, T4 8 (10-22) T3 5ish (not sure range) then 2012 ll by itself after taking vits and rest... TSH 8, T4 13, T3 5.9 ish then 2013 TSH over 100 (hosp max 100) T4 8.4 T3 5ish then Levo with no scores as I am a nightmare but was too ill to endure tests....stayed on most of 2013 (Levo) and was so disabled by it came off...had enough, now couple of months off it...so need more tests, but as the Docs aren't too helpful and they were talking T3, then said they had never prescribed it....I am here, asking for alternative info, to decide if I can try glandulars to at least support. You see, why would I take T3 if it was the T4 that was low and T3 wasn't max but it was in range...hence I wonder about what else is wrong or lacking....
I had TPOab 200 in 2012 and in 2013 they had gone to 2500 eek!!
My whole situ was caused by prolonged stress, I had anxiety etc for 20 years, fight or flight all that time. But thyroid tests were ok, albeit no anitbodies checked in 2008....when I had hormonal issues.
So in a nutshell I am wondering and reading...could it be imbalance female hormone, they tested and inconclusive....could it be lack if vits minerals....the docs said iron and B12 ok.... but on reading they may not be.... Vit D I will get private test....as docs won't do it....but I know I never go into the sun ever...I do have vit D in food...but would that be enough. So hypothetical at the mo.
Then as above if morning cortisol high.....do I need to scrap the idea it is adrenals?
This gluten thing apparently there was a new trial in 2012 that contradicts and now says nothing to do with it.....I haven't had the energy to find the trial info yet. But was trying to consider gluten free.... only tried couple of weeks...but live on bread etc...so hard....but I tried shop bought gluten free and you can hardly swallow it.
TSH is telling gland to make more T4.....yet T3 ok...could be higher but is ok...hashi you're meant to avoid iodine supplements...I have been on and off with supplements (standard) and selenium via brazil nuts...it is almost like I convert T4 a bit fast...or just not enough of it, but I am sedentary...had to stop work due to this. Agoraphobic and too wonky to walk my own road even.
I was refused endo......docs said no need as it was levo for life....I do always ask them what I read or am advised....but haven't been back to them for months...as need to make my own mind up on which way we're going...ie self help....or try the dangerous T3 on its own....which makes no sense if short of T4 and not so much T3.
Logic says either the antibodies are preventing enough T4 being made.....ORRRRR.... I am lacking in something to make enough T4.....we don't know what damage has been done to date...
Between 2012 and 2013 when the TP0 ab had gone up ten fold..... I had been trying to get them down via selenium and better diet....but that failed.... so the theory of selenium lowering didn't work for me. XX