Hi, my name is Andy and this is my first post! I'm 26 years old, was getting along quite well in my life and accepted into a good university only to fall off track and lose the past 5 years of my life to deteriorating mental and physical health, I'm now 26. I would greatly appreciate any input on these lab numbers. All I can think of is that either my thyroid is affected by mild hypothyroidism or obesity, and it is the chicken or egg question with the two and my Vitamin D deficiency and low B12 as I have not had a healthy lifestyle for years (smoking, lack of exercise, unhealthy diet). It doesn't look look like I have Hashimotos but I do have a problem with T3 conversion perhaps. Either my lifestyle or thyroid has also possibly given me low stomach acid. In brackets is the range.
July 2013 TSH 5.30 (0.30 - 5.50)
Ferritin 212 ( > 14 )
I had a painful bout of tonsillitis on both sides last lasted a few months. Cleared up by time I saw ENT (long waiting list) and before next TSH test. Have had recurring tonsillitis ever since here and there, never as bad or big rest of the time still have a chronic enlarged tonsil on one side.
March 2014 TSH 4.20 (0.30 - 5.50)
Vitamin B12 457 (156 - 698)
T4 Free 15 (11 - 22)
T3 Free 4.9 (4 - 7.8)
August 2014 TSH 0.02 (was on 120mg of Erfa, self-dosed to that dose)
T4 Free 17 (11 - 22)
T3 Free 6.2 (4 - 7.8)
Thyroperoxidase Ab 11 ( < 35 )
Mid June 2016 TSH < 0.01 (0.30 - 5.50) (went off Erfa 120 mg medication after this)
T4 Free 15 (11-22)
T3 Free 5.2 (4 - 7.8)
August 4 2016 TSH 3.35 (0.32 - 5.04)
Ferritin 120 (24 - 444)
* Vitamin B12 166 (153 - 655)
Testosterone 16.5 (8.4 - 28.8)
* 25-Hydroxyvitamin D < 20 (75-150)
Doctor said I'm deficient in Vitamin D, been on supplements since. Said I'm fine for B12 but I know I'm not so been self-supplementing that since.
August 22 2016 TSH 2.37 (0.30 - 5.50)
Thyroperoxidase Ab 16 ( < 35 )
T4 Free 15 (11-22)
* T3 Free 3.9 (4.0 - 7.8)
What's strange is that while in 3 weeks my TSH improved from 3.35 to 2.37, either naturally or the Vitamin D and B12 supplements, the T3 is borderline below range. Also, I have self diagnosed with Complex Trauma/PTSD having had childhood abuse from the family, the stress can be a possible factor somewhere.
I should add, I want to get a blood test done for thyroglobulin antibodies but will need to wait for my doctor to be back from his one week vacation.
Anyways, thanks in advance for the help!