I have been hypothyroid for about 20 years, taking 100 mg levothroxine. I have tried various combinations of levothroxine and NDT. For the last three months I stopped the levelthroxine and took 1 Naturethroid. Just had private blood test done. This is the first time I have actually made sure that I hadn't taken by NDT before the test. ie. I usually take it in the evening, so missed that one and did home blood test first thing next morning so hadn't had any throxine for 36 hours.
Results as follows:-
Ferritin 262.2 (Range 20-150)
Free T4 9.04 (Range 22-22)
Free T3 3.36 (3.1 - 6.8)
TSH 25.41 (0.27 - 4.2)
Anti-Thyoidperoxidase abs 34.5 (34)
Vitamin B12 379 (142-725)
This does explain why I am so tired. I have had a viral infection since before Christmas but then so has everyone else in family.
My question is - should i persevere with the NDT and up the dosage or add in the 100 leveothyoxine from the dr's as well.
I did try both a while ago and the results came back T4 and T3 top of the range and TSH very low but this was doing a blood test first thing in the morning after taking treatment the night before.
Really I am trying to find a dosage which at least stops the weight gain and allows me to attempt some dieting.
My ferritin level is always high.
Weight gain is my main bug bear but I really don't ever suddenly increase my eating habits but the weight still keeps creeping up.
My balance is not good and I am walking more and more slowly.
Should I go gluten free. I really don't have any problems with digestion and did recently do a coeliac test which was negative. I don't suffer with the cold, more the opposite really, wear layers so I can take some off rather than put more on.