I am 61 years old and was diagnosed with Hashimotos in 2004 and until last November was taking 100mcg of Levo almost since I was diagnosed. I watched Amy Myers great series and realised that I wasn’t being treated as well as I could have been. I found Dr P on the internet and saw him late last year, and he diagnosed adrenal fatigue and started the regime he suggested, of Nutri extra, probiotics, CQ 10 and Vit C. I also started selenium and was diagnosed as Vit D deficient a few weeks later, which is now improving with supplements based on the helpful advice on the forum (results below). I started WP Thyroid after completing the tests Dr P ordered and am now stabilised on 2 grains per day half at night an the rest mid afternoon – to work around all the other supplements and I have not felt so good in years. Brain fog gone, I can exercise without being exhausted and am no longer cold.
I had some bloods done a few weeks ago and I asked the GP to do thyroid antibody levels as I was considering going gluten free but these weren’t done. I fasted and the last dose on NDT was the afternoon prior to the tests. I was called to the surgery to discuss the results. The GP was very concerned at the results especially when he asked what I was taking and I fessed up to taking NDT. I usually don’t get to see the doctor and just phone for the results which have always been “normal” on levo. So I am being referred to an endo based on the following results and would appreciate your advice on the NDT dose/results. When I remember to take my resting pulse its in the 60s and my temperature is around 36.5, I don’t feel jittery, hot etc.
Serum T4 level 10.6 pmol/L (9-24 pmol/L)
Serum T3 level 4.7 pmol/L (3.5-6.5 pmol/L)
Serum TSH level 0.08 mu/L (0.35-5.0 mu/L)
25-OH vit D level 93 nmol/L (75-200nmol/L)
Plasma Vitamin B121 – (MAE) 1018 ng/L (200-900ng/L) – I’m not supplementing on B12 and asked for further tests which he refused
All other results within normal range.