Hello, after another levothyroxine increase in early December ( I am now taking 100 mg) and taking some supplements I feel better: I have more energy and I feel more positive although my latest blood tests show things could still improve, and getting back to work after a relaxing holiday I am beginning to get pain in my hands and feel very achy all over my body again.
Here are my latest results (done in Italy) compared with the tests I did in the months before
7 January 2017
TSH 2.6939 (0.2800 – 4. 6000)
FT3 2.54 (1.40 – 4.20)
T4 11 (8.0 – 22)
Antithyroglobulin Antibody (TG Ab) 0.8 (<34.0)
Antithyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO Ab) 0.3 (<12)
Calcium 9.38 (8.60-10.20)
Magnesium 2.44 (1.60-2.50)
Ferritin 42.7 (10-284)
Vitamin D3 25OH 25.6 (0.0-5.0 = deficiency, 5.1 – 20 = insufficiency, 20.1 – 100= sufficiency)
Vitamin B12 559 (157-1060)
Folic acid 8.45 (3-17)
End of November 2016
(after 1st levo increase)
TSH 3.3 (0.2- 5.0)
T4 16.7 (9.0 - 24)
TSH 3,4190 (0.2800 – 4. 6000)
T3 2.32 (1.40 – 4.20)
T4 10.3 (8.0 – 22)
Thyroid stimulating Immoglobulin (TSI ab) 22.7 (0.2 – 50.0)
Antithyroglobulin Antibody (TG Ab) 0.9 (<34.0)
Antithyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO Ab) 0.5 (<12)
Since early December I have been taking the following supplements:
Ferrous Sulfate tablets 200 mg (1-2 a day prescribed by doctor) with effervescent vitamin C. This seems to be working as my ferritin went from 26 in October to 42.7
Jarrow B-right and Jarrow B-12 1000 mg lozenges. B12 went up from 421 in May 2016 to 559. Folate went down, from 12.1 in May 2016 to 8.45
Vitabiotics Vitamin D3 1000 IU (25mg). Vitamin D3 went down in the course of the year, from 66 nmol/lt in May 2016 to 25.6 now, even though I have been supplementing in some form or other for a couple of months, I was taking a higher dosage before.
Given that it is probably impossible to obtain any more increase in my levo from the NHS (they were very reluctant to up it and yet following advice I got on the forum, I managed to get it doubled over the course of the Autumn, from 50 to 100 mg), and given that my VitD is pretty low, shall I try getting a different VitD supplement, and see if that helps? or shall I try T3? or both? my friend has given me a box of liothyronine sodium 25 mg.
Would be grateful for any advice, also regarding the best VitD supplements and if it's a good idea to also get VitK and what brand/dosage.
Thank you so much for your replies and all your help so far.