So I have been suffering with low thyroid symptoms for quite some time now. I am 26 years old, and notice the more severe symptoms at 20 years old. I have symptoms such as slow digestion, brain fog, depression, anxiety, tremors when nervous, dry skin, dark circle around eyes, not refreshed after sleep, NEED NAPS through the day, lack of appetite, not able to run the way that I used to be able to shortness of breath. Muscles get sore just walking up a flight of stairs now. I'm not that old am I?! I've gotten labs done and just got the results from my MD. I have been prescribed folic acid and vitamin D. He says that if things don't get better in a month he may consider prescribing Nature-Throid. I just want to feel normal again. 😢. I've been snooping around this website for quite some time in my quest to understand my symptoms, and have seen some very knowledgeable people give seemingly great advice. Any advice would help a ton! Thanks!
Iron 309 (250-425 mcg/dL)
Vitamin B12- 719 (200-1100 pg/mL)
Vitamin D- 19 (low) (30-100 ng/mL)
TSH- 1.33 (0.40-4.50 mIU/L)
Free T4- 1.3 (0.8-1.8 ng/dL)
Free T3- 2.9 (2.3-4.2 pg/mL)
Reverse T3- 14 (8-25 ng/dL)
Thyroglobulin antibodies <1
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies <1
Folate 260 (low) (>280 ng/mL)
Ferritin 109 (20-345 ng/mL)
The doc says that all of my symptoms may be a result of the low folic acid and vitamin D so I was given prescriptions for both. Says my thyroid seems fine right now, but I do understand that what is considered within range may not be what's best or optimal for someone. Low thyroid runs in my family. What do you guys think? Thanks so much!