Hi Folks - Merry Christmas and I hope you are finding some peace and space to relax. I had a follow-up meeting with my endo on 23 Dec and the results of my MRI are that my pituitary is all clear, phew. 9am blood cortisol and other tests are here:
Oestradiol 84 Follicular 46.0-607.0 pmol/L
(this was on day one of my period, hence low)
Ovulation 315.0- 828.0
Testosterone 0.2 <1.8 nmol/L
DHEA-Sulphate 3.1 0.26 - 11.0 umol/L
Cortisol (8-10am) 236.4 133 - 537 nmol/L
TSH 1.20 0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L
Free T4 12.14 12 - 22 pmol/L
Endo has started me on 25mcg Levothyroxine for 2 weeks then rising to 50mcg. He says the Hashimoto antibodies are a separate concern and to go gluten free etc for this. He thinks I have a pituitary signalling issue which is causing the low-ish TSH despite low fT4 and low fT3. The Levo is to address this. He thinks stress is probably the likeliest cause and there is the possibility of reversal in a couple of years if I can manage my stressors, in the broadest sense - diet, relationships, work, environment, sleep etc. Meanwhile I also have to tackle the anti-bodies too of course. I'm taking all the supps recommended on here and in other books I've read. Still got neuropathy but seems to be decreasing as I'm hammering the B12.
Fingers crossed things start to improve as the meds and the regime kick in.
Thanks for reading and contributing to this wonderful supportive forum.