I am living in Turkey and the vast majority of the medical profession are reluntant to give you the time to explain things, so I just end up giving up (also my Turkish is poor so I use a translator. I am therefore heavily reliant on their skills to translate correctly. I was diagnosed with hypothroidism 6 years ago and have been taking 150 levohyroxine. Received latest test results and my doctor has dropped me to 125 levo. The doctor made me very nervous as he did not appear to fully understand the test results (just a general gp). My results are:
free T3 3.18pg/ml (N) normal range 2.0-4.4
free T4 2.50 ng/dl (N) normal range 0.93-1.7o
TSH 0.035 ulU/ml (L) normal range 0.27-4.2
Checked all the points and 0's are in correct position. I have googled these figures in the hope of understanding them but to no avail. I would be so grateful if someone could explain to me what is happening in my body.
I have also just read on another post that maybe ashwagandha would not be so good for someone hypo. I am in a stressful job and was just about to press the 'BUY' bottom for this product. Does anyone have any further advice, experience of this?
I am have Type 2 diabetes but I am controlling this strongly with a low carb diet (about 100g per day), and eating foods believed to help with my control. I test my bloos x2 per day to ensure I stay within healthy ranges.
Any help/advice highly appreciated