I have just had some test results back and they are as follows: TSH 2.93 (0.27-4.20); Free T4 16.8 (12.00-22.00); Total T4 100.0 (59 - 154); T3 3.73 (3.10 - 6.80) Antibodies Throglobulin 905.0 (0 - 115); Peroxidase 600 (0 - 34).
My prescription for Levo is 125 per day but I take slightly less than this - 37.50 less over a 7 day period. I did this 18 mths ago as i felt I may have been having too much. I know my T3 is low so my questions are:
Do i take more Levo and how slowly should I build up to taking the full dose - will this higher the T3?
Back in April this year my TSH was suppressed at 1.1 (sorry cannot remember perimiters) with a T4 of 19.9 (12 -22) - this one done at the surgery where they do not do T3 and only do T4 because my TSH was suppressed. I haven't changed meds dose so why the change in my new tests?
I take supplements of Magnesium, Selenium (about 3 months now), Vit D ( 72 at last test a couple of months ago) B Complex, B1 and have just started to take B12 again.
B12 18 months ago was 719 and I was advised by BH to lower slightly; Serum Folate was 20.09 (10.4 - 42.4) Ferritin 119.0 (20 - 150) - this was all 18 months ago.
I also have to take a PPI daily as I have Barretts and I need to protect this and stop it progressing to anything worse so have no choice. From what I have read I understand that this can slow up the T3 conversion too.
I am hoping more Levo will higher the T3 too - i want to start off as simply as possible to redress this before worrying whether I need to take T3 etc . Which direction would be the best one?