Hey guys, thyroid results have finally stabilised (thank the lord!) after three years of the most bizarre results so adding the T4 definitely worked and am starting to feel the benefits:
Blood tests were taken 6 hours after meds as done for my own purposes and on mostly T3 and too busy to start flaking out unnecessarily as happens if miss a dose for too long.
TSH 0.567 mIU/L 0.27 -4.20
FT4 *8.19 pmol/L 12.00 -22.00
TT4 *55.0 nmol/L 59.00 -154.00
FT3 5.98 pmol/L 3.10 -6.80
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY *206.000 IU/mL 0.00 -115.00
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES*334 IU/mL 0.00 -34.00
ACTIVE B12 108.4 pmol/L 25.10 -165.00
FOLATE (SERUM) 5.15 ug/L 2.91 -50.0025
OH VITAMIN D *45 nmol/L 50.00 -200.00
Interpretation of results:Deficient <25Insufficient 25 -49Normal Range 50 -200Consider reducing dose >200
CRP -HIGH SENSITIVITY 0.2 mg/l 0.00 -5.00
FERRITIN 33.9 ug/L 13.00 -150.00
So lack of T4 was the problem as been on T3 only for over 15 yrs and thyroid stopped producing T4 about three yrs ago - they became instantly erractic and nonsensical at the exact time I stopped producing T4 and remained that way for three years and have instantly stabilised after reintroducing T4 - so I can't believe for one moment it could have been due to anything else.
I have a few questions as I'm indecisive as ever lol!
Do you think I could get away with adding another increase of T4?
I have no real idea of how to compare the B12 results?? Previous results on normal B12 last time was 338 and had been steadily declining for no known reason. I don't know what the optimal range is for the active B12? Didn't order it on purpose - medichecks have changed them all to include the active one.
Iron has finally stabilised too and stopped being aneamic since adding the T4.
Vit D was over 60 a few months ago and I've made extra effort to be out in the sun, have tried taking some every now and then and just recently had a two week sunny holiday so no idea why this keeps going back down.
Still have no idea why folate won't budge - get more than enough from my diet but still never budges from this level. In fact it's slightly lower than the last one.
I haven't been able to tolerate anything since I had no T4 in system - vits/supplements made me toxic after a few days with severe side effects even though low or deficient, T3 made me so toxic even though tsh raised. The docs and me had no choice but to keep me on low dose and high tsh for the past year or so. Basically it felt like my body was unable to process much at all and therefore didn't want it or it just accumulated. I've stopped being aneamic naturally with no meds and my ferritin has levelled out. Blood count is near on perfect. I'm going to try some of the vits again and see if I can now tolerate them to get them more optimal. I'll take some iron for a month just to get the ferritin optimal. I will obviously correct the vit D now as heart rate is speeding up again which I always get when Vit D deficient or under 50.
But what do I need to do re the B12 as this results means little to me - how much and how long? I will take the b complex alongside which has folate in it.
Still don't truly understand the antibodies, not sure how they can be that high when thyroid doesn't function at all, is pretty much dead and doesn't do anything. TPOs have come down a little in the past few months but thyroglobulin has gone up.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions