I'm currently seeing an endo because despite taking 100mcg my T4 doesn't seem to be converting to T3.
He is going to a genetic test to confirm but in the meantime he says HLA haplotype DQ2 associated with coeliac disease is present. This increases the susceptibility of gluten sensitivity/coeliac disease. I am surprised by this as I have never had gluten related symptoms (and gave up gluten for three weeks as part of an atkins diet trial and felt no symptoms). Could it however be affecting my T3 conversion and general thyroid related symptoms of feeling tired, dry skin patches and feeling cold?
I need to meet him to discuss this and the pending results of the genetic test to decide treatement ( I am trying to conceive as well).
Results given below.
TSH is 0.15miu/L, (2 months ago it was 0.40 so it is dropping) fT4 20.9pmol/L, fT3 was low normal at 3.2pmol/L (3.1-6.8) (2 months ago it was 3.5 so it seems to be dropping).
Fasting blood test corisol 350
Fasting cholesterol 6.6 mmol (I have lipid appt for this too)
90umol for Vitamin D
Iron 11.9 umol
Ferritin 59 ug