Basically a Pharmacist but suffer from Hypothyroid (Hashimotos), Hypertension and Type-2 diabetes.
As per lab reports in July end, My current TSH Level is high at 6.16 uIU/ml and antibodies at >600 IU/ml. Total T3 is 100 ng/dl, Total T4 is 11.4 ug/dl, Free T3 is 2.6 pg/ml and Free T4 is 1.32 ng/dl.
My current dose of Eltroxin is 137.5 mcg daily on empty stomach. Actually, my TSH level went high 3 months back (9.3 uIU/ml) so my dose was increased from 100 mcg to 125 mcg daily and after checking after 6 weeks of increasing dose was found to be 6.16 uIU/ml) so was further increased to 137.5 mcg daily. Take 100mcg selenium supplement daily for reducing antibodies. (this selenium supplement also contains zinc and vit. b12)
I have severe Vit. D, Vit. B12 and Iron deficiency found about 8 months ago but still not corrected and have been taking supplements for that. I checked my ferritin levels last month which is 88 ng/ml. Iron is at 55 ug/ml (checked 3 months ago) even after taking supplements for 3-4 months. Vit. B12 was 211 pg/ml when checked 8 months ago, Vit. D is 17.53 ng/dl checked 3 months ago. I am taking Ferrous fumarate (along with other B vitamins) for iron, Vit. D sachets (60,000 IU) with water per week, Vit. B12 1500 mcg with folic acid 5 mg ( can't find supplement with methyfolate as suggested in various posts over here).
I read that thyroid and diabetes has to be corrected together. My last HbA1c was 6.3 one month ago. So doctor says, sugar control is excellent. Taking Metformin SR tablet 1g each morning and night. Metformin has been reducing the absorption of Vit. B12.
I have hypothyroidism since last 10 years and was only on 100 mcg so far until I discovered 3 months ago when my TSH went high to 9.3. Diabetes diagnosed in March 2014 and so far ok.
I am thinking of going gluten free for reducing antibodies but overall I don't feel well. Feel lethargic most of the times and recently some sleep disturbances.
I would request all senior fellows over here to advise me if I fall short somewhere to improve my health.
Thanks in advance