My latest (16 March) NHS blood test results are confusing. As indicated in previous posts, the trend seemed to be heading in the right direction with a euthyroid indication just 2 months ago but that's changed. Can you/anyone please explain the new results below?.
TSH; 0.08 miu/L (0.3 - 5).
Note: Previously 1.46, 1.15, 1.96, 0.96 (in order up to latest results)
FT4: 7.9 pmol/L (10 - 18.7)
Previously 10.7, 11.5, 14.4
FT3: 3.7 pmol/L (2.5- 5.5)
Previously 4.4 (for range 3.1-6.8, so similar)
FSH 5.6 iu/L (1.6 – 18)
LH 2.7 iu/L (2 – 18)
Prolactin 49 miu/L (45-440)
Vit D: 86 nmol/L (50 - 250)
Previously 18, 78
Besides clarification of the results, I would also greatly appreciate your views on:
(i) The potential that my 17-day juice fast (including raw kale) mid-end January affected the results. Should I retest in June? I fasted to try to help my gut/candida/digestion problems which remain or have worsened.
(ii) The potential that relatively gentle exercise a few days before the test affected the results. I had previously avoided exercise as it made me feel worse and I now face having to stop again.
(iii) I am following the recommendation of others who recoverered from the prescription drug-induced syndrome which initiated my symptoms and theirs. So, for low thyroid (presumably caused by adversely affecting the pituitary gland), I plan to use pine pollen herbs and maybe iodoral supplement i.e. 5mg iodine uk.iherb.com/pr/optimox-cor... This seems to have worked for at least some of them but any views appreciated.
Note that I'm currently still on 150mcg iodine (kelp), magnesium, vit D, C, zinc, NAC, other amino acids and herbs including ashwagandha. Because of my above experience, I'm reluctant to take pharms and so am following a protocol developed by the others mentioned above including diet (mainly paleo), supplements and specific exercise, when ready.