in recognition that I'm not going to get any support with thyroid from GP unless it gets much worse, i'd like to support my body as well as I can in other ways. I suspect my adrenals probably need the help as well as i'm feeling pretty burnt out. I think i've got all my vitamin levels into a pretty good place now - what i'm not sure of is how to maintain that without raising levels or letting them drop.
Current B12 half way through range at 360 (140-720), Ferritin at 49 (13-150). Those numbers were taken about 6 months after stopping supplements for B12 & iron. What are good maintenance doses that won't just keep raising levels unnecessarily but also won't let them drop? I'd like to add a B-complex in, could I just do that or should B12 be supplemented in addition to that? I've got 1000 strength vit C tablets to take with the iron as aware that helps absorption.
Vitamin D is near top of the range now - should I stop supplementing or take a low dose maintenance amount? It was below range last year but I had loading doses for a month and then 5000 iu almost every day for a year. Don't want to carry on at that level now incase I make myself toxic but also don't want to drop the level too low again.
I also plan to add selenium after a recommendation on here - can this do any harm if I am not deficient in it? How would I find out if I am?
And I'll add magnesium as well, have already been given great info on that so will choose accordingly.
Any other suggestions to support what feels like a struggling body would be gratefully received. I've been researching but always feel like there is something I am missing.
Hoping some regular yoga will help if I can find the energy for it. And i'm trying my best to get good sleep. Thanks for any advice. Struggling at the moment and really appreciate the input. Feels like I might never feel properly normal again sometimes (a feeling i'm sure many of you know well). Thanks.