Hi everyone, this is my first time posting, although I'm an avid reader of all posts on a daily basis. I recently (3 months ago) had a baby. At 2.5 months postpartum, I noticed that my hair was starting to shed in a big way (I realize that this is also common with women who do not have thyroid issues as well). I had my bloods taken (first thing in the morning, fasting) and the results were:
TSH 0.02 (0.35-5.00)
Free T4 16 (12-22)
Free T3 4.4 (2.6-5.7)
In another test, my ferritin was found to be 93 with the upper range at 125 (different doctor for another reason).
I'm worried that because my TSH is suppressed (as my GP will undoubtedly tell me), that she will drop my Synthroid back to 100 mcg as it was before I got pregnant. At that dose, I had very sore, swollen legs and huge problems losing any weight at all and don't want her to drop my dose. She tells me that when the TSH is suppressed that it will lead to heart problems and osteoporosis. As I understand it, if my free T3 is within range, that negates that idea. Am I right? In general, I think these numbers look good, and I can tell you, I feel fantastic! I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on these numbers. Thank you very much!