Started taking synthroid beginning of April after labs came back:
THS 5.62 (range .36-3.74) FT4 was within the normal range .96 (range .73-1.43)
Iron 33 (Range 50-170) % Saturation Iron 8% (Range 15-50%)
Ferritin was low end of normal 12 (8-252)
HGB was just outside of normal range 11.5 (12-16)
RBC, HCT and MCHC were all barely within the normal range. Vitamin D was 31 (range 30-100)
After taking 25 mg of levo for 6 weeks my THS went to 3.99 but my symptoms didn't change. I was put on 50 mg 3 weeks ago and still haven't noticed a change. I was told to take iron as well, but it made my constipation worse so I stopped.
I was told that a vegetarian life style is not always compatible with someone who suffers from hypothyroidism. Is this true? My doctor said I didn't have to change my diet, but others on another forum suggested I cut out soy and dairy, which would be difficult because those are a staple for my protein intake. Does anyone have any advice?
In the end, I don't care what my thyroid or any other number is, I just want to feel better!