I recently had a blood test done at my health centre to placate my GP, he is concerned about my suppressed TSH. I just ignore him when he says anything, I have tried explaining that TSH levels are irrelevant when medicating but it does not sink in, though he does accept that I am aware of the risks and will monitor me while I self-medicate. Anyhow my results from 8:50 am, 12 hours after taking my 2 grains of NDT, came back as follows:
TSH 0.05 (0.34-5.6)
T4 7.3 (7.9-20.0)
T3 6.0 (4.0-6.6)
My T4 levels have always been low on NDT but this is the first time they are below range, my T3 levels are constantly ¾ of the way up the range. I understand when taking T3 only this can happen but I take NDT which contains T4 as well as all the other Ts. I have tried increasing to 2.25 grains earlier in the year and felt a little better but then I started supplementing with Bs, B12, C, zinc, selenium and magnesium, plus ferrous fumarate for 3 months, and felt like I might have overcooked it slightly so dropped back to 2 grains.
Should I try to increase my T4 levels or do they really not matter?