I have a somewhat strange question, but I hope nonetheless than someone will be able to answer it:
Did anyone have your thyroid function tested while your thyroid was still fully functional? If so, could you please tell me what your FTs looked like (I think that the TSH is supposed to be around 2?)
Unfortunately, I never had my thyroid function tested before a problem was suspected, so I have no idea what my FTs looked like while my thyroid was still working...
The reason I am asking is because I have been comparing my lab results on 5 grains of Armour and 5 grains of Erfa respectively (I always go to the lab 24 hours after taking NDT):
FT4 1.1 (ref 0.7-1.5)
FT3 2.9 (ref 2.8-3.8)
FT4 1.2 (same ref)
FT3 3.7 (same ref)
Many would say that my labs looked better on Erfa as my FT3 levels were in the upper normal range...however, my question is: if they were that close to the upper normal range 24 h after taking the pills, that must necessarily mean that they were much higher on the previous day, even out of range? Is that really good?
I guess the tiny difference in FT4 levels is unimportant as FT4 is a slow-acting hormone...?