My Dr has prescribed Levo, I haven't started yet due to being concerned about the adrenal info, so have taken saliva test and the a.m. result is high at 20.50 (2.69-9.30).
I'm wondering if anyone has any advice please on whether I should start treatment for thyroid and i'ts that which is poss causing the high cortisol or whether I need to treat the adrenals first, as this could be putting stress o the thyroid and once corrected may not need thyroxine?
I also did a urine iodine test and this was very low at 18 ug/l (range 100-199) so do you think I should supplement this prior to treatment to please?
Ive been following your great advice and have gotten treatment for a b12 functional def (monthly inj.)., am continually trying to raise ferritin levels, have raised low vit d (altho haven't rechecked recently-on to do list!), am about to take folic acid due to low in range.
My results have been jigging around during last few years
tsh varying from 0.42, to over 6 last summer, now 4.58 (a.m. testing, pm test is 3.53) range is 0.35-3.50
FT4 from 17 to 13 (range 8-21)
Ive checked antibodies and theyre ok. cortisol came up high at drs last year, but was advised I was stressed at having the test.
I still believe the b12 is running out before I have the next injection, so also have the poss of taking supplements alongside injections? I usually perk up after the injection, and some symptoms are gradually improving, but I'm still feeling far from right and obviously have not got to the bottom of things yet!
I appreciate it'sprobably a matter of try and see, but would really appreciate any advice please...
Many thanks once again