I got my thyroid function test today and I need an advise about optimal t4 dosing.
I stopped taking levo.3 months ago because it was making me very sick.
After stopping my t4,i felt much better.And I also learnt through this forum that I was under dosed with my thyroid medication and also since the doctor never told me anything about the importance of having good levels of vit.D,VitB 12, ferritin and even cortisol,I suffered a lot on thyroid medication.
Now that I know my levels of thyroid,ferritin,b12,I want to give t4 a try again.
Pls advise me what dose t4 should I start with.The doctor advised me to take 50mcg 5 days a week.But I know that it would be too low to increase my ft4 levels and due to low ACTH and other nutrients I would not be able to convert t4 to t3 easily.
TSH 6.93 ulU/ml. (Euthyroid 0.25-5/hyperthyroid :<0.15/hypothyroid >7
Free T4 8.84 Pmol/L (9-25)
Free T3. 4.33 Pmol/L (4-8.3)
Ferritin. 64 ng/mL. (6-159)
Folate 15.3 ng/ml (4.8-20)
Vitamin B12. 360 pmol/L (156.1-698)
ACTH. 6.35 pg/mL (7.2-63.3)
Pls also advise what should I do with my low ACTH levels?
I was taking methycobalmine injections 1000mcg 2 months ago.Since my B12 is still low,pls advise how much should i take daily to raise my levels to 900-1000
Also how much iron should I take daily and how long?
Vitamin D was 49 last year.As per doctor's advise I take 5000IU once a week to maintain the same level.But I know that I need to supplement more as it is not enough.So pls tell me how much to take and for how long?
Should i take vit.K2 along with vit D supps?
I have seen some improvement in my CBC report and I think this could be due to adding vit.B12,selenium and zinc supplements.