I would be so grateful if someone could help me make sense of my blood results and give me some guidance as to what to do next ...
A quick recap:
I have Hashimoto's and have recently been diagnosed with celiac. I have undergone surgery for my frozen shoulder, so had to keep my TSH within NHS range for the surgery to go ahead. (I was on 50 mgs of levo + 20mgs T3). I didn't feel good on this dose. I was very up & down.
My shoulder is healing well, but I was like a baby bird the minute the surgery was done and went straight onto Nature Thyriod and initially felt better, but I couldn't tolerate 1.5 grains - so I dropped it down to 1 and a quarter and still felt anxious and irritable. When I drop it to 1 grain, I'm so calm - but then begin not to function, as in, I cant spell my own name.
I am now 6 weeks on NDT and my hair loss is very distressing (I would say I've lost 45% of it). My hair was also falling out on levo and T3 - but not to this extent.
Past bloods results show that my Iron/folic was very low, so I have been working on this - however I am very confused about my results and what to do next.
I can see my T4 is way too low - but my T3 looks ok, given that I left it 24 hours before bloods.
My question is - I am unable to raise, so do I add some levo to the NDT? Is it my Iron causing the hair loss as well as being underdosed?
TSH 1.9 range ( 0.4 - 5.5)
T4 10.1 range 'below range' (11.5 - 22.7)
T3 4.2 range (3.5 - 6.5)
Thyroid Peroxidase abs 'above range' 142ku/L [< 60.0]
Vit B12 625 range (210.0 - 910) I supplement this.
Serum Folate >20.0 range (5.4 - 24.0) I am on folic acid as this was very low 6 weeks ago.
Serum Ferritin 61 range (10.0 - 307.0) I have been taking Solgar gentle 25mgs Iron for 6 weeks with vit C but allowed 5 days off prior to test to see what I was holding on to.
Serum Iron level 11 Range 7.0 - 27.0
Vit D 102.8 Again, I supplement - but will now take alternate days.
I am a vegetarian so can't eat liver - I have a clean diet.
Thank you in advance and I am forever grateful for this site.