Hi I have been diagnosed with the auto immune problem Hashimotos, or thyroid disease. My tests started in December with a TSH reading of 5.7 and T4 or 12, which then dipped the next month to TSH 6 and T4 11.2, I had other tests done over the following 8 weeks that included ferritin (24) Vit D (25) B12 and folate were normal but at the low end of the range. I also asked for adrenal function test and got cortisol (380) the range of cortisol cuts below 450 to start looking into adrenal insufficiency. My TPO antibodies were 966!!! My problem is that although I have taken many suppliments to try and heal naturally - Selenium, Zinc (found out that was low too), Magnesium, Vit C, Iron, B complex, D3, E, Kelp (x2), L Glutamine for stomach repair, L Glutimate, Omega and some homeopathic remedies..... I waited another 6-8 weeks and had tests again... which showed improvement in the Iron and B12 (they wouldn't test for Vit D yet) but unfortunately the TSH was the same as was the T4 (12) and FT3 was around 4.5 which I hadn't had tested originally. However the cortisol levels had dropped to 200 which shows that the adrenals are really messed up, and without these I cannot take the Levothyroxin or it could cause them to crash further.
Symptoms wise, I still have a few symptoms but not quite so many or as aggressively - am feeling the suppliments and gluten free diet are helping as this is clearly a multi system problem and needs approaching a number of ways but can anyone help me with the TPO results that have gone up to over 1000 and the dropping cortisol? I'm really confused about this whole matter and may just want to take Levo but right now cannot because cortisol so low.. I have an endocronologist appointment in late May on NHS but its a very long time to wait for any help !!!