H/O Hashimotos - for the last eight weeks I have been supplementing with 5000mcg Solgar B12, folate, Vit D, B complex, brazil nuts for selenium although more recently, selenium supps. Also stopped taking reflux meds which should improve absorption. Also gone GF.
I will outline results in MAY (RANGE) JULY form so any changes can be seen
MAY (RANGE) JULY
TSH 0.516 (0.27-4.20) 1.34
Free thyroxine 19.86 (12-22) 16.67
Total thyroxine (T4) 125.5 (59-154) 114.1
Free T3 4.78 (3.10-6.80) 3.69
Thyroglobulin A/B 19.35 (0-115) 10.5
Thyroid peroxidase A/B 58.74 (0-34) 61.35
Vit B12 (140-724) 702
Folate May 6.29 (3.89-26.8) .....different ranges so
Folate July 14.87 (2.91-50.0) .....difficult to compare
Ferritin 38.6 (13-150) 94.4
CRP not done in May ( 0-5) 53.6 July
I can see the B12 has gone up dramatically and the ferritin and folate levels are much improved. Medichecks seem to have changed their normal range for folate between May and July so that complicates matters slightly.
I can see my thyroid levels have dropped which is surprising as I have stopped taking the reflux meds, have been upping the selenium intake to aid T4 to T3 conversion and have for the last eight weeks been taking the Levo on its own an hour before breakfast which I was not doing before.
I have sticking to a GF diet so why would the Thyroid Peroxidase A/Bs still be rising?
What does the raised CRP indicate? I know it can mean injury or inflammation but one site I looked at said that CRP raises with age and I am 68 so is this normal for my age.
I know one thing....I just cannot stay awake and am going to bed at 8pm.
Comments would be welcome