Just to make my story short, I came to this forum a month ago concerned because my for the past two years I have seen my test results going from bad to WORST and my endocrinologist didn't want to do anything.
in 2015 my
TSH was 3.4 and my colesterol was high (total and LDL). I read online that 3.4 TSH was high for the new ranges. Went back to him and he said I was fine.
in 2016 my results were bad! I had to order the things I wanted to check my self, after doing investigations..about Reverse T3, and T3.
My free testosterone came low, and my CHOLESTEROL was so HIGH that he prescribed statins.. my TSH was 5.8 (but he said that was fine).. my FT3 was low (he also said that was fine)
Total Cholesterol - 334 mg/dL ---High 100-199
Triglycerides - 59 mg/dL 0-149
HDL - 84 mg/dL >39
VLDL - 12 mg/dL 5-40
LDL - 238 mg/dL 0-99
Free T4 1.25 ng/dL 0.82 - 1.77
TSH 5.8 uIU/mL 0.45 - 4.5
Reverse T3 20.2 ng/dL 9.2 - 24.1
Free T3 1.5 pg/mL LOW 2.0 - 4.4
SHBG 55.9 nmol/L 16.5 - 55.9
Free Testosterone (Direct) 5.3 pg/mL LOW 9.3 - 26.5
Total Testosterone 471 ng/dL 348 - 1197
I then came to this forum, and everyone recommended to look for another doctor which I did.. let me tell you the search was not easy..next doctor told me he only treated TSH above 10.. and reverse t3 is nonsense..and he only looked at FT4.
After I finally found a doctor.. and got Cytomel.. first week 25mcg.. second week 50mcg..
after a month, I went back for blood work.. and all my lipid panel is NORMAL.. my TSH is suppresed and t4 (which I expected to see since my body is not doing it because of the T3).
I read that I should push FT4 to mid levels..maybe reducing Cytomel and adding NTD. Not sure.. Im so happy! I dont even need a Pre workout for the gym.
Attached are my recent results.. if anyone has any recommendations regarding my FT4 let me know..
I will also go back to check my free testosterone too..probably that is higher thanks to the T3.