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Every time I go to dr everything is fine it's just an under active thyroid 😞

Hi was just wondering if anybody can give me advice on my blood results

Thyroid stimulating hormone

0.24. Range 0.27-4.2

Free thyroxine

22.9 Range 12.0-22.

Total thyroxine (t4)

145. Range 59-154


4.4. Range 3.1-6.8

Thyroglobulin antibodies

74.1. Range 0-115

Thyroid peroxidase antibodies

257.2. Range 0-34

Need help to go to my gp as they keep saying it's fine

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High TPO antibodies means yes you have Hashimoto's, you may find adopting 100% gluten free diet can really help reduce symptoms, and lower antibodies slowly over time too.

Very common with Hashimoto's to have low vitamins & minerals. The gut slowing down and gluten compromise absorption. Suggest you ask GP to check levels of vitamin d, b12, folate and ferratin. These all need to at good (not just average) levels for thyroid hormones (our own or replacement ones) to work in our cells

You will see, time and time again on here lots of information and advice about importance of good levels of B12, folate, ferritin and vitamin D, low stomach acid, leaky gut and gluten connection to autoimmune Hashimoto's

But very unlikely your GP will be aware of gut & gluten connections. They certainly don't treat Hashimoto's, only the subsequent low thyroid hormones.

If you can not get GP to do these tests, then like many of us, you can get them done privately

Medichecks have an offer on some blood tests if ordered before end of Feb.

More info about diet & gluten

Excellent free web docu-series re-running, starting March 1st

Zita71 in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you xx a lot of information here

Hi Zita1971

I guess the most important thing is how do you feel and i'm guessing not too good hence asking for advice re your blood test!!!

I would think that you have a conversion issue (converting T4 to T3) seeing as your FT3 is not very optimal to say the least. What medication/dose are you currently taking? I'm guessing you are taking levothyroxine only?

Zita71 in reply to lc1973

Yeah 100mcg I have bought t3 via friend who gets there's online not sure how much to start with ? I do appreciate any advice you can give me I have had enough of feeling like this 😞

SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Zita71

You really need to check & improve low vitamins first, and would be good idea try gluten free first too.

SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Zita71

Zita71 I think the first thing you should do is test vitamins and minerals as Slow Dragon has suggested. All those need to be at optimal levels for thyroid hormone to work properly. If they're not optimal that could be part of your problem and optimising them, along with addressing the Hashi's is crucial.

I agree with lc1973 that you have a conversion problem but your low nutrients could be part of that problem so look to sorting that first.

If everything is optimal (not just in range) then you could start adding in T3 to a slightly reduced dose of Levo. My problem was similar to yours (minus the Hashi's) and I tested and found all my levels were dire apart from B12, so I optimised them, still had a conversion problem so then started adding T3.

lc1973 in reply to Zita71

Hi Zita71

Just read all your other replies and they are right...low vitamins will not be helping the conversion. I have the same problem which has been proven with trying to optimise in particular for me ferritin, vit d and vit b12, when i was taking these (only because i needed to not willy nilly by the way!!) the conversion of FT4 to FT3 was better than it is currently not taking the vitamins so i need to practice what i preach...doctors are unaware of this. I was lucky enough to try T3 for about a year, it did help to raise my FT3 levels but i still felt unwell. I'm on levo only again and have just increased my dose from 200mcg to 225mcg per day as my T3 is pretty dire again. I now need to take vitamins again and hopefully i will start to feel better and will improve the conversion. I seem to have been going around in circle since diagnosis (2011) hoping for a miracle cure but i know i need to help myself too. Its a pity seeing as quite a few of us suffer the same vitamin deficiences that there isnt an all in one pill to take..a cure all if you like!


I have Hashimotos & several years ago, I tried T3 (& also NDT). It was not the answer. But at the time (before this wonderful forum) didn't realise the significance of Hashimoto's and high antibodies. When I tried T3 I had dire vitamin levels and, like most with Hashimoto's, gluten was also unrealised & big problem.

For thyroid hormones to work, we need very good vitamin levels. Plus most with Hashimoto's need to consider & address food intolerances, usually gluten.

I will try to do vitamins tested next week with medi checks

I get b12 shots every 12 weeks I am on calcium and vitd tablets at the moment again if you ask dr they say it's fine in range so that why I am doing it all private x x thank you all for your answers and support can I ask do any of you know a good gluten free website I could use x

SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Zita71

Health Unlocked has Gluten Free Guerillas, you could see if that is any help

Is that a Calcium/Vit D combo supplement? Did you have calcium tested and showed a deficiency to have calcium supplements?

Your B12 injections every 3 months may not be enough. Some people supplement between injections.

And when you have tests at the doctors, ask for a print out of your results. Fine means it in range, you need to know where in range. Don't trust doctors when they say fine or normal, see for yourself. You are legally entitled to your test results under the Data Protection Act so they can't refuse although may ask for a small amount for printing.

Yeah deficiency of vit d and calcium b12 as well when I do the test I post results again thank x

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