Thyroid UK

LOW TSH , low t4 ,low t3

Have had nearly 10 years of struggling with fatigue ,often bed ridden for weeks at a time !

Finally got a intergrated therapist to commence me on NDT ! I had 6 great months but as soon a testosterone implant hit the 6 month mark I hit a wall again! I was using testosterone cream after 6 month mark but didn't stop the "melt down"

My gynae says my testosterone levels are low too etc

Currently taking t3 as well but when I went thru my bloods my t4 was 7.3 nmol t3 was 2.4 nmol but my TSH was 0.02 so GP said to drop my medication !


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Oh, I think you need to change your doctor! You'll never get well with that one. Do you have ranges for those Frees? They look very low, but best to see the ranges.

How's your cholesterol? You're not taking statins, are you?


My cholesterol is 7.4 which is high but I've always had high cholesterol even in my 20s

I don't take statins as I'm taking soo many vitamin ,supplements and don't feel much better !


OK, your cholesterol will be high because you're FT3 is low. But, had you been taking statins, that might have accounted for your low testosterone.

However, you really can't compare taking supplements with taking statins! Supplements usually do you good. Statins don't! What are you taking? Did you do any tests before starting supplements? They will only do you good if you need them.


What vitamins are you taking? Just asking in case they're not in balance.

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Sorry for the delay but had a couple of bad days !

Here's my vitamin regime !

vitamin c, 1000mg b d3

Thyroid support which has iodine and selenium !

adrenal support/ rhodiola 500mg ,eleuthero 200mg

zinc 50mg

magnesium 500mg ,

DIM dinndoylmethane, turmeric 1200mg ,

fish oils , glucosamine,

And iron !

I've decided to wean myself off the t3 and go back to my the NDT and not allow the doctor to convince me to drop the dose based on my TSH levels !

I'm new at this and my doctor said I need to reduce my dose due to low TSH but when I eventually got the results myself I realised the t4 was 7.3 nmol so I reduced the dose which was too low anyway so I crashed!

I think I'm going to be much more careful in the future!

Thank you for your support!


Im in the exact same situation. My free thyroid going very low but still My TSH also is low. Im not feeling good at all. Im think i will drop the TRT. I also got some concern about My ferrit storage.

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I've had a weird blood result as well. My "folic", which I believe is connected to anemia, is the ' lowest my doc has ever seen’. In addition, my TSH and T4 are quite low. Of course, I was a little overwhelmed with what the doc was telling me, but my understanding is the T3 or T4 automatically produces the hormone for your thyroid. If/when they aren't doing the job, the TSH that is produced from your brain's pituitary gland clicks in and produces the hormone. That was also alarming low. So, the anemia can be fixed (theoretically) with folic acid supplements plus diet. The fact that the pituitary gland is not pushing out any hormones to my thyroid is most likely an indication that there is something pushing on the gland, thus prohibiting it to do so. He has referred me to an endocrinologist who will hopefully find something non-cancerous that is refusing my gland to produce. I’ll stay in touch and let you know what’s going on. BTW: I really do have a great doc, he’s a DO which I prefer to MD’s because they look at the body. This is the first time I’ve been told to see a specialist, which kind of weirds me out.


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