Hello, I'm new(ish) here and want to start by saying thank you. I have learnt so much
from this knowledgable and supportive community. I am posting recent results from the first test I did following guidelines I discovered here, i.e., early morning, fasting, 24 hours since last dose.
I know that I am undermedicated. Six days ago I increased from 75 to 100 mcg of Levo. It has taken me a while to get to this dosage, because sometimes I feel worse when I up my dose and that's the case now. Reading posts here made me realise
it can be a temporary reaction, so I shall persevere and see how I get on.
I am considering further testing (adrenals, sex hormes, genetic testing), further
lifestyle interventions, and additional vitamins. I have been GF for 3 months (no improvement yet). Perhaps I have not yet reached the correct dose of Levo. But maybe I need to explore T3 or NDT. Does anything in my results suggest a particular course of action? If I look into alternatives, do my labs point toward either T3 or NDT?
PATIENT RESULTS NORMAL RANGE UNITS
TSH 5.37 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L
T4 Total 83.7 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 13.59 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 3.32 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Anti-thyroidperoxidase abs 170.6 <34 klU/L
Anti-thyroglobulin abs 438.4 <115 kU/L
CRP 4.9 <5.0 mg/L
Ferritin 140.5 20-150 ug/L
Serum Folate 17.19 8.83-60.8 nmol/L
Vitamin D (25 OH) 60 Deficient <25 nmol/L
Consider reducing dose >175
Vitamin B12 267 Deficient <140 pmol/L
Consider reducing dose >725