Hello everyone - I have not posted before, but have been following related topics. I Just got a follow up Thyroid panel after being on baby doses of Levo (.5mcg) for 4 months. I am type 2 diabetic, 73 year old female with Rheumatoid Arthritis (treated fairly successfully with Minocycline). I had a Thyroid panel done in February privately, as I was feeling very uncharacteristically lethargic and the results I got were
TSH 5.6, range (.3 - 3.0)
Free T3 2.4 range (2.0 - 4.4)
Total T4 6.6 (4.5 - 12.5)
They did not do a Free T4, although I asked for it
The results I just got show My TSH is higher by .2, and the Free T3 and T4 are about the same.
TSH 5.8 range (.3 - 3.0)
FT3 2.4 (2.0 - 4.4) - originally, 2.3
FT4 1.3 (.9 - 1.7) - not tested for originally
two months into the regimen I was tested by a different doctor, but the results were undecipherable to me,
TSH 1.09 (.45 - 4.5)
T3 Uptake (???) 29.6 (23.4 -42.7)
T7 Index (???) 2.3 (1.2 - 4.3)
T4 7.7 (4.5 - 12.5)
I quit taking the Levo just a day ago, as it spikes my blood sugar - I am type 2 diabetic which I manage with low carb diet and organically grown herbals. Taking the T4 causes my fasting blood sugar to be much higher - 130 or so, whereas it was staying around or below 100. I do not want to trigger need for drugs to control it.
I am thinking of trying dessicated glandulars and am looking for advice in how to begin. I am thinking that adrenal glandulars would be a good addition unless there is some reason it would cause instability or harm.
I am still feeling pretty sluggish, not much interest in projects that I normally find irresistable. I do take high quality B complex and mineral supplements as I have some significant genetic polymorphisms that reduce my ability to absorb and process nutrients.
Any insights or suggestions would be very much appreciated.