Since the cancer recurrence I truly feel like the doctors are just letting me coast and not giving effort or true consideration to help me live a quality life. I am suffering so much from a cough, pressure in chest from proven pneumonitis inflammation, sometimes breathless. But I don't know what is whacked out thyroid symptoms or other stuff.
I have systemic rheumatic autoimmune diseases of lupus, scleroderma, Sjorgen's, breast cancer. Positive for Hashimoto's some years back --- all of which runs in my family.
My rheumatologist did a 'few' labs at my request for a FULL panel. Ugh. I am on my own to figure out what to do with these.
Results according to the typical range was a high free thyroxine (T7) and the rest were considered normal enough. But I use the optimal range and so not normal enough for me.
I am confused w the results.
Thank you for trying to coach me on what to do.
I understand the FT4 could have been VERY HIGH due to cancer which would decrease that number.
I have breast cancer that spread to liver, bronchial. Also my right lung has high inflammation.
I am not on hormone targeted therapy (estrogen suppression).
I was off chemo for 6 days before the labs.
I had taken very low dose of prednisone every other day but only for 6 days. 5 mg / day.
My thyroid meds were taken 6 hrs before labs.
I go by optimal results for my goal.
Low TSH 0.7 (optimal 1.8 - 3.0)
High T-3 uptake resin 44.8 (optimal 28 - 38)
Normal T4 Free thyroxine 9.89 (optimal 5.4 - 11.5)
High T 7 Free thyroxine index 11.08 (optimal 1.2 - 4.9)
Please give tips based on if I tweaked the synthroid (was on 100 mg). Or if I tweaked the ThyroGold (had been on 150 mg right before but switched to synthroid due to finances). I still have both I can take. A combination of synthroid base w a hint of ThyroGold would be best for me financially right now. Unfortunate as that is.
Thank you for reading and helping.