I have also done the Genova Adrenal Stress Profile test but am still waiting for the results, will post them separately when they arrive.
Currently taking 2.25 grains Nature Throid at bedtime, at least 3 hours after any food. Increased from 2 grains nearly two months ago.
I did the BH Thyroid Plus Ten test more to see if I had hashimoto's more than anything else. I last took my NDT 33 hours previously, here are the very confusing and conflicting results:
CRP 1.00 (<5.0 mg/L)
Ferritin 37.8 (20 - 150 ug/L)
TSH L 0.05 (0.27 - 4.20 IU/L)
T4 Total 71.3 (64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L)
Free T4 L 9.76 (12 - 22 pmol/L)
Free T3 3.94 (3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 13.0 (<34 kIU/L)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 10.9 (<115 kU/L)
Vitamin B12 347 (Deficient <140 pmol/L, Insufficient 140 – 250, Consider reducing dose >725)
Serum Folate 18.16 (10.4 - 42.4 nmol/L)
In March at 7:40am my GP did the following tests, but I had taken 2 grains NDT that morning before the test (had to change to taking it in the morning as I had started taking amitriptyline at night, though stopped taking that after two weeks of severe dehydration):
Serum TSH level – 0.12mu/L (0.34 – 5.60 mu/L)
Serum free T4 level – 10.3pmol/L (7.9 – 20.0pmol/L)
Serum free T3 level – 7.1pmol/L (3.80 – 6.00pmol/L)
Serum Cortisol - 396nmol/L
Serum Total 25-OH vit D level – 21nmol/L (<50nmol suggestive of insufficiency)
Serum Vitamin B12 – 427ng/L (120.00 - 625.00ng/L)
Serum folate – 8.7ug/L (<3 suggests deficiency)
Previous results were from 9:10am June 2015, when I did take 2 grains NDT the night before (11 hours), GP wanted to reduce dose based on these results (suppressed TSH) but I refused:
Serum TSH level – 0.07mu/L (0.34 – 5.60 mu/L)
Serum free T4 level – 8.0pmol/L (7.9 – 20.0pmol/L)
Serum free T3 level – 5.3pmol/L (3.80 – 6.00pmol/L)
Serum Cortisol - 222nmol/L
Serum cholesterol – 6.3nmol/L
I have several supplements that I have started to take, D3 gel capsules prescribed by GP - 800IU (20 micrograms) 4 per day, vitamin C, B complex, zinc, selenium and magnesium.
Clearly I need to also take B12, K2 and iron but should I also get a reverseT3 test done?
I expected the T4 and T3 levels to drop slightly due to not taking the NDT before the test, just not by this much given that I have increased my NDT by 0.25 grains and the current T4 levels are higher than June 15, though again the ranges are different. Is it worth adding another 0.25 or is something else going on?
In addition to the fatigue, pain and brain fog (which do not help when trying to remember what tablets to take and when), I am the heaviest I have ever been without being pregnant. More history is available on my profile.
Any advice greatly appreciated