My ferritin stores were 11 in April, 13 in July and this week they were 8 ( 20 to 200 nanograms per milliliter in women) Despite having floradix everyday and taking beef liver capsules. I stopped eating meat in August.
TSH 0.01 (0.35-4.94)
FT4 9 (9-20)
FT3 11.4 (2.4-5.7)
On Tuesday I went to the chemist and bought Ferris Sulphate in an attempt to raise my ferritin levels. I took two 200mg tablets. I was very ill and suffered many bouts of loose stools. My heart started racing. As if the ferritin had activated some of the t3 to be more potent. By Wednesday afternoon my pulse came down to under 100 resting. I also had a viral infection. On Thursday morning I took 25mcg Levothyroixne ( I have a prescription for 75mcg Levothyroxine) I did notice straight away that my tummy bloated after eating dairy. Something that the T3 had resolved. When I bring up my suspicions of SIBO the doctor asks me why I think I have that. I also found my underwear and leggings to be smelly since my youngest daughter was born nearly three years ago and when I stopped taking levo the smell went away!
I have tried to come off antidepressants and in August found myself stupidly fatigued and a nibble of the antidepressant picked me up. So I decided I came off them too fast. This time I have reduced to 10mg and have had none since Tuesday but think that may be unwise. Perhaps I should try taking just 5mg before stopping.
I would love to be free of them though.
Today I started Ferrous fumarate and so far I have tolerated it.
I plan to take 1 grain of Natural Desiccated Thyroid a day until I see the endocrinologist on Thursday 21st September, my first appointment. Although I may need another half or 1 grain to get over the afternoon slump. Or would you think I should stick to levothyroxine and adjust my diet to leave out dairy.
I welcome any comments please.