I've been switching over from T3 only (60mcgs) to NDT. I feel very hypo even though I'm now on 4 grains and I suspect I'm not converting. However I had some bloods done last week when I was on 3 grains of NDT and my TSH had come up from 0.01 since the last time it was tested on T3 only (as one would expect) to a respectable 0.23 - range 0.27-3.2. But my T4 is only 8.2 - range 11-25.
Can anyone give me any idea where the supposed 114mcgs of T4 has gone? Would this seem to support my instinct and symptoms that I am not converting or vice versa?
Can anyone else tell me what their T4 looks like on 3 grains of NDT?
Any advice of intepretations etc would be interesting to hear.
Also does anyone else have any experience of a fatty liver? My ALT has doubled since I first got M.E 4 years ago, from 56 to 114, and a recent scan shows I have a fatty liver. Yes I'm fat, even fatter thanks to the M.E and hypothyroid for 20 years, but my diet is really good, lots of fruit and veg, no fried foods etc. My lipids have just been tested and my LDL Cholesterol is 3.2 and my HDL is 3.8 and my triglycerides are 2.7. Does anyone know anything about the effects of Hypothyroid or low cortisol on the liver etc? Seems to me my body is laying down fat rather than making energy - which I sorely need - I know my GP will be offering me statins, but is there any research or knowledge about the relationship between hypo and the liver and heart function etc?