Latest Bloods from Blue Horizon, on a daily night time dose of 100mcg T4 and 25mcg T3 (Tiromel), I had the DIO2 test and have limited function to convert T4 to T3. I was prescribed T3 by my Endo but refused to pay the £300 per month, so source my own supply for a heck of a lot cheaper, and I am due to see him next week. My GP refuses to supply any T4 til I've been to the hospital next week so I had to buy some T4 online too as I would have run out
My questions would be should I check RT3, and should I increase T4 even if I can't convert it well? And I can never seem to raise my folate, what can I take?
CRP 1.90 <5.0 mg/L
Ferritin 74.0 20 - 150 ug/L
TSH L <0.005 - 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L
T4 Total 77.8 - 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 12.71 - 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 6.16 - 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 29.7 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 31.3 <115 kU/L
Vitamin D (25 OH) 72
Vitamin B12 471
Serum Folate 13.55 10.4 - 42.4 nmol/L
Jan 2016 (NHS): On 100mcg T4, no T3.
TSH: 0.28 (Range 0.34-4.6)
T4: 10.7 (range 7.5-21.1)
T3: Not Done
Vit D: 53 Lower end of the range is 50
I take 10000 D3 with a Super K and Calcium/Magnesium supplement and Jarrows B12 1000 but not religiously, so I could make sure I do that daily and raise levels?
To report, I've never felt better (apart from some god awful lurgy I picked up on Sunday which has flattened me) and I've also started running 3 times a week, my Paleo diet has worked and is working, I've dropped 18lbs (plenty more to go), my hair is growing back, I don't have joint pain, I sleep like a baby! The only niggly things left are the hives, even being gluten free I have many things that trigger terrible hives, and if I'm not in bed by 10.30pm my feet are ON FIRE.
Hope everyone is well and thank you for reading