Hi, would appreciate your comments/advice....
I'm seeing an Endo on Thursday because I was diagnosed with auto immune rheumatoid arthritis and thyroiditus a few months ago.
Theses are my latest bloods
TSH. 0.01. (0- 5)
Free T4. 31.5. (9-28)
Free T3 5.5. (0-7.7)
B12. 1328ng (200-900)
Folate 17.2 ug/L. (3-12)
Potassium was just above top range. 5.6 nmol/L
Creatinine was a bit low at 52 umol/L
Neutrophil blood count raised 9.42 10*9/L. (2- 7.5)
Lymphocyte count 0.5 10*9L. (1.5 - 4)
Others seemed normal
My Tsh has been suppressed for some time. I have not been able to get T3 tested until now but this seems ok? T4 has been this high for a while.
When I lower my dose (150) I feel awful, really tired.
I'm guessing (?!) Endo will say no no too high, reduce your dose so I'm planning my response is its a lot to do with how I feel.
A, I right in thinking that not all T4 is converting to T3?
Could adding T3 to Levo help?
I take supplements- B12, Vit D, beta carotene, Vit C, Calcium, Vit E, Vit B1,2,3,6 , Folic acid, Zinc,, Selenium, Iron.
I'm also on steroids, Hydroxchloroquinine, Methotrexate for rheomotoid.