After my GP was instructed to stop prescribing T3 to his patients I took the advice from this forum and obtained my T3 from Cyprus which costs 20p per 25mg tablet(£9/20mg tablet on NHS!!) and started to try and find an optimum balance of treatment.I am now self medicating and have gradually increased the 10mg dose that my GP previously recommended 2 yrs ago to 50mg (25 morning ,25 afternoon)with a relative gradual improvement to my feeling of wellbeing. I still take my prescribed dose of 100mg of T4 (at bedtime)which I have taken for 8yrs. since being diagnosed with hypothyroidism.I also take the recommended vitamin supplements. I am 71 and had a thyroidectomy at the age of 19.
By following the advice of this forum I feel better than I have felt for many years but feel their is still room for improvement.
Recently I had a Blue Horizon blood test to check out reverse T3 and any other abnormalities. I would welcome an interpretation of the results which were :-
CRP 3.5mg/L (<5.0)
Ferritin H 233.7 ug/L (20-150)
TSH L<0.005 IU/L (0.27-4.2)
T4 Total 80.7nmol/L (64.5-142)
FreeT4 12.36pmol/L (12-22)
Reverse T3 H25ng/dL(10-24)
Reverse T3 ratio L14.51 ratio(Normal>15, Borderline12-15)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 17.2kU/L(<115)
Vitamin D(25OH) 159nmol/L(50-175Normal)
Vitamin B12 434pmol/L(250-725 normal)
Serum Folate H>45.4nmol/L(10.4-42.4)
All your comments welcome.
Thank you in anticipation.