Hello there ,
I have just received some results from blue horizon medicals
regarding my thyroid. i have sent off of a full thyroid test as i am finding it impossible to lose weight ......
currently i am taking 2 grains NDT daily and 100mg thyroxine .
my lab results are normally ok and in range . i don't have any recent ones at the moment only the one i have received today .
would anybody be able to look for me and advise if my RT3 be causing me any problems. I have just spent the last month trying the cambridge diet (i know not good for me ) and have not managed to lose a single ounce .. My blood sugar sometimes drops and i get the shakes but not all of the time. i don't indulge in eating sugar ... in fact i eat a very healthy diet normally. i walk the dog every day and exceed my 10,000 steps a day ...
ferritin 61.2 (20-150)
magnesium 0.87 (0.6-1.0 )
TSH L 0.01 (0.27-4.20)
T4 total 73.1 (64.5 -142)
free T4 13.64 (12 -22)
free T3 3.63 ( 3.1-6.8)
Reverse T3 17.0 (10-24)
reverse T3 ratio L13.90 norm >15
anti thyroidperoxidase abs 15.1 <34
anti thyroglobulin abs 20.4 <115
Vit D (25OH) 75 deficient <25
consider reduce dose >175
Vit B12 516 deficient <140
consider reduce dose >725
B12 Active 102.90 25.1 - 165.0
Serum Folate 24.54 8.83 _60.8
i hope this makes sense as I've just copied it from letter.
i started being treated after my daughter was born 13 years ago . i was treated with just thyroxine which i didn't feel the benefit of so contacted a dr my hill who prescribed NDT which has helped me with energy and depression.
Went to see an endo In May and she prescribed me T3 small dose 10mg a day and reduced my thyroxine . however i did feel tired on this dose and have since received a letter today my health authority will not prescribe t3 any more so have resumed the NDT
i hope i have given enough info.
and would appreciate any advice given