Yesterday I received the results of my Genova Diagnostics Thyroid Plus blood tests, and nothing stands out except perhaps the low FT4 and FT4:FT3 ratio, but I'm not sure what that means:
TT4 - 79 (range 58 - 191)
TSH - 2.84 (range 0.4 - 4)
FT4 - 11.6 (range 11.5 - 22.7)
FT3 - 6.2 (range 2.8 - 6.5)
FT4:FT3 ratio - 1.9 (range 2.0 - 4.5)
RT3 - 0.27 (range 0.14 - 0.54)
TG - <20
TPO - <10
I'm really relieved to see no evidence of auto-immune disease, and that my T4 is converting to FT3 not RT3 (RT3:FT3 ratio is 1:23).
However, I have lots of hypo symptoms which have been worsening over the last 12 - 18 months such as:
low energy, some days VERY low
constant low mood and depression
dry hair and skin (getting drier all the time) - also I have psoriasis
brain fog, bad concentration, forgetfulness
aches and pains in muscles (especially upper back and shoulders) and joints
overweight with large appetite
I have used Stop the Thyroid Madness as a resource for information on interpreting my blood results, and I have read this about FT4:
"If you have low FT4 and a mid-range or slightly higher FT3 [mine is top of the range], it usually means the T4 is converting like mad to give you the T3 you do have, which means hypo."
So my question is whether trying NDT would be a good idea or not?
Thankyou in advance for any help or advice.