Following my last anxious post, it was suggested that I approach the PA group for advice on what supplements to take, when, how much and for how long.
I had made the decision to try and help myself and to start taking supplements while waiting for what might turn out to be a pointless Endo appt.
Alas, that didn't go to plan as the feedback in the PA group was more or less 'why are you going to supplement', your levels are ok and the TUK group isn't necessarily handing out correct advice. Does anyone have any idea why the PA group would contradict the advice given here?
I've read, re-read and read to my husband all of the links that both groups have referred me to, almost all have been the same links and I am quite happy that supplementing is my way forward. It's that or going mad with anxiety.
So I'm back here today, hoping for complete guidance on...
1. What to take
2. How much to take
3. How long to take it for
4. The best time in my day to take it
Just a reminder I'm now on 125mcg Levo, updated prescription 2 days ago following recent blood test. I am also day 2 into being gluten free. Other results were...
TSH 4.97 (0.35-5.5) which I understand I'm aiming for 1.
Free T4 10.4 (10-19.8) which again I understand needs to be in upper half of range , 15+?
TPO 1175 (0.0-60.0)
B12 295 (211-911) take Solgar or Jarrow's Methylcolbalamin lozenge under tongue?
Folate 9.45 (>5.38) needs to over 12, Solgar or Jarrows Methylfolate?
Ferritin 67.3 (10-291) needs to be mid range eg 140, Ferrous Fumerate with Vit C
I currently take my Levo between 6-7am, breakfast as 8am, lunch 12.30pm, tea 6pm.
I understand I need to leave 7-10 days before starting each new supplement, so if you think I should start them in a certain order that would be helpful too.
A big thank you to this group and the hope it provides. ☺☺