I first wrote to suggest I was going to try a Detox/Re-boot approach to my Hashimotos Disease. I have improved my diet. Cut out sugar completely from hot drinks, no diet drinks or 0 calorie anything. I seek farmers markets and similar options in supermarkets. I am also experimenting on gluten-free bread for the little amounts I do eat.
Improvements have been by eating more vegetables (juiced or whole) and lots of bananas and nuts/seeds. I now am regular for the first time in decades.
Unfortunately, my latest blood report showed cortisol level of 918 (171.0-536.0). This is being retested.
Latest thyroid results were deemed normal:
serum free triiodothyrine 4.7
TSH 0.78 (0.3-4.2)
I am still tired. What is normal for someone cannot apply to us all surely. To get a normal result and still not be feeling great: is the answer to find a specialist who will unravel this complex and changing change of ranges and help make some sense of it.
I cannot be alone by not understanding these blood tests, their implications, and whether health professionals know themselves all there is to know on this complex but crucial gland.