Thyroid UK
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I finally have some blood work back, ISO opinion

I had my right side thyroid removed in July, was super hyper to before, then went to post surgery hypo. My Endo started me on 100mg of Thyroxine. The worst thing I am experiencing right now, which is beyond my ability to endure much longer, is very bad pain in my left fingertips. This started after 8 vertebraes in my back fractured last year and progressively has got worse to now I am dealing with it daily. My Gp diagnosed me as chemically induced osteoporosis from Prolia bone growth shots. He is referring me to a neurologist. But the good news is I lost some weight, which really surprised me. About 10 pounds, although my clothes don't feel like I'm 10 pounds lighter, I think it's because I lost 2 inches in height...idk. But it still is a nice surprise. My test results:

Vitamin B-12 211-946 483

Folate 4.8 - 24.2 14.3

Ferritin 6-170 65

T3, Free 2.0-4.4 3.9

T3, ICMA 80-200 134

NTX Telopeptide, UR 5-65 61

I don't know why the THS wasn't tested. Should I request that it be? And my bone dr upped the Fosomax to 75mg/wk due to increase test results. Thank you so much in advance! Roberta

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FT3 is very good, well up in the top third of range, so you are optimally dosed on 100mcg Levothyroxine. I'm surprised TSH and FT4 weren't tested but IMO FT3 is the important result.

Ferritin is optimal halfway through range so perhaps you could eat more iron rich food. You can also raise ferritin by supplementing iron with 1,000mg vitamin C to aid absorption and minimise constipation.

B12 483 is unlikely to be deficient but if you have symptoms in go to for advice.

Folate looks good.

I hope you find relief from the osteoporosis pain soon.


Thank you. I thought everything looked good. But sometimes what I think, isn't what is actually the advice given by you guys when I am reading other peoples' posts. Having this extra weight start to come off, really reassures me I am on the right track too. I'm one of those hyper people who gained weight. I am relieved that I am getting balanced so quickly, when I read of so many who don't. I am unsure about the b12 thing. This pain in my hand is unbearable when it is in its throes of whatever is happening. The rest of the symptoms seem to be so ordinary, they could be passed off as normal, but my goodness could this be the underlying cause of why old people have dementia? Long term deficiency?


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