I've been following posts on here for some time and have been amazed at how helpful everyone is. Having now had a private blood test I would really appreciate some help with what to do next.
I've been on 100mcg of levothyroxine for 12 years and am based in Birmingham, UK.
I have never felt that great on the levo but recently have realised I've been feeling worse and very hypothyroid - I won't list all symptoms but can if it is useful.
I Basically have very low Ferritin, high Reverse T3 and high Thyroid Anti-bodies (T3 is at low end)
these are my results:
CRP 1.50 <5.0 mg/L
Ferritin LOW 7.7 20 - 150 ug/L
TSH 2.61 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L
T4 Total 101.0 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 16.28 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 3.78 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Reverse T3* HIGH 32.0 10 - 24 ng/dL
Reverse T3 ratio LOW 7.69 >20 Ratio
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 11.0 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs HIGH 192.2 <115 kU/L
Vitamin D (25 OH) 64 nmol/L
Vitamin B12 364 pmol/L
Folate 30.90 10.4 - 42.4 nmol/L
So now I plan to see my GP but don't know if she will do anything. I don't know how you solve a high RT3 problem.
I have read that increasing T4 can make the reverse T3 situation worse - (I'm guessing this is what is causing my hypo symptoms), but will a GP have any other options?
Will taking an iron supplement solve the problems or just part of it? Can NDT help with this or not?
(need to go and nap now!)