Hi All – I am new to this board and hoping you may be able to help me, I am going through some fertility issues and have long suspected my thyroid is the culprit, despite TSH tests always coming back clear.
Last month I did the Genova Diagnositics test and it came back saying my T3 was 524 pmol/24 which they say indicates functional hypothyroidism (measured via urine test), and when I compare it to a blood test that I had done a year ago it says: TSH is 1.25 Mu/L, Free T4 is 16.3 and Free T3 is 5.1 pmol/l. From reading these I don’t seem to be comparing like with like and am thoroughly confused…
My naturopath has put my on nutri adrenals (as she feels my adrenals need fixing first), which has really helped with the jittery feelings, but still no weight loss despite vigilant eating/exercise.
My questions are – should I take T3? (I have a supply I brought back from a holiday in Greece last week) Should I take anything else like selenium or magnesium supplements?
My 11am and prior to sleep cortisol levels were also low, and DHEA (which I am now taking) is also low.
If you have low thyroid does this mean the same thing as Hashimotos?
I feel so relieved to have an explanation for the way I am feeling, but not sure where to go now and want to fix myself…..apologies for all the questions, any help/advice would be very much appreciated, thank you