Interpreting results

Interpreting results

Hi I know that my Vitamin D is low and can take a supplement for it, however I can't tell if I should still be taking the quarter of a grain of dessicated thyroid. The doctor's at our practice are not helpful because it is dessicated thyroid and I can't discuss it with them. Does anyone know if the results indicate that I need the dessicated thyroid?

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Pam70,

I think you need to take more than 1/4 grain. I would take a second 1/4 grain dose 8-12 hours after the first. Most people on NDT are comfortable with TSH <1.0 and FT3 >5.5.

Your B12 is very low. PA Society recommend 1,000 as optimal. Supplement 5,000mcg methylcobalamin for 3 months and then reduce to a 1,000mcg daily maintenance dose. Take a B Complex vitamin to keep the other B vits balanced. Folate is fine.

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I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

Thank you so much for your advice it is really appreciated. As I suffer from depression and I sometimes find it difficult to get my head round things. I didn't realise the B12 is also very low. I have been feeling slightly dizzy when I wake up and also sometimes during the day, maybe some f the vitamin deficiency is the reason. I am so pleased that I found this site.

Hi Clutter. I have read that taking to much of the B vitamins can be harmful. I am now taking 5000 B12 a complex B vitamin and a multivitamin. Will this be OK.

Pam70,

B12 is probably the only vitamin you can't overdose on as excess is excreted. The amount of B vitamins in most B Complex is unlikely to be high and harmful.

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I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

Thanks

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