I've just had Hashis confirmed after 10 yrs hypo and 100 mg Levo. Can anyone advise/comment on Optimum vitamin and iron levels?
B12 1061 (I supp with methyl b12, ok I think)
Folate 8.2 (supp with active, I'm told this should be nearer 15-18 for hypo)
Ferritin 13 - right at low end of range, and was same last year. I've read only recently this should be closer to 80 for hypo (doc didn't mention). I've recently started on gentle iron solgar but wonder if I may have a conversion problem and diet good and not veggie
I started on active b12 and folate as I also have ME and suspected MTHFR and I started to work for me within days
Doc reduced Levo to 75mg in October as showing as overmedicated, and I reduced myself until I stopped taking it altogether before Christmas due to ongoing hyper symptoms. Hashis not confirmed until after xmas, TPO 327 vs range 109. After much reading I now know hyper symptoms are likely to have been attack on thyroid gland releasing thryroid hormones and that symptoms can be similar for both under and over active. I struggle with headaches and jaw pain which I think comes fro teeth grinding/clenching at night due to intense vivid dreams which I have when feeling hyper
Dec16 test tsh 17.7 (range 0.27-4.20) and t4 6.8 (range 10.8-25.5) these results after taking nothing for a week. I've started back on 25mg for last week or so, but def not enough as legs very achy but I've read you should wait 6 weeks before increasing.
Just wanted some advice on how to get the vitamins and minerals going in the right direction which I try to get the Levo dose right
Many thanks in advance