Hi, I'm new here , I usually hang out in the PA forum but lately have felt unwell even with B12 injections every other day and the attendant B complex and sublingual methylfolate 400 micro grams a few times a week( this is in addition to the folate in my multi and B complex.) I also take a calcium mag supplement and eat a healthy clean diet- have been GF for about 6 years now. I am not vegan or vegetarian.
I have low chronic low iron but that is now up to 77 with supplementation.
My D3 is constantly low- 33ng/mL (range 20-80ng/mL)
I take sublingual D, 7000 units a day but I'm not 100% consistent( but I will be better, I promise! )
My Naturopathic doctor or ND ran a thyroid panel b/c my regular GP refused to okay the tests.
Here are the results:
TSH = 1.41 (range 0.40-4.50 mlU/L)
Free T4 = 1.0 (range 0.8-1.8 ng/dL)
Free T3= 2.4 (range 2.3-4.2pg/mL
The antibody tests did not indicate Hashimotos.
Thyroglobulin antibodies was <1 (range <or=1 IU/mL)
Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies was 1 (range <9 IU/mL)
She did not run a reverse T3 as I couldn't afford it right now and she thought we could add that later if need be. She felt that she could get enough info with the above tests for now.
I would so appreciate any info on what this means. My ND feels that the T4 and T3 are too low but is happy with the TSH. She thought it worth a try to prescribe a medicine called Naturethyroid (NDT?) 16.25mgs to be taken once a day in the morning on an empty stomach.
She also palpated my thyroid gland and said it felt "full" and I could feel that it did, too, as she palpated it. She said it wasn't a goiter nor did she feel any nodules.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice!