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Blood test results from Endo

Blood test results from Endo

Dear all

I've had my first visit to the endo who has prescribed 50mcg of Levo to start with and going back in 6 weeks. My private blood test was the one that highlighted my developing Hypo through the T3 and reverse results yet on this test he asked for here that has not been tested again I don't think? Also had a thyroid scan that showed a couple of small nodules. Please could someone help with these tests and let me know if I should be increasing my selenium etc many thanks in advance

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Dexterpuppy,

TSH is the only thyroid test which has been done. Increasing dose to 50mcg should raise FT4 and FT3 and bring down TSH.

B12 is low in range. If you have symptoms in b12deficiency.info/signs-an... go to healthunlocked.com/pasoc for advice.

Folate is good.

Ferritin is low but Iron 15 means you are not iron deficient.

HbA1c is normal which means you don't have diabetes.

Cholesterol is a bit high but will probably drop after you are optimally dosed.

Liver, urea, electrolytes and as much as I can see of the bone profile are within range (normal).

The RDA of selenium is 100-200mcg. It will support thyroid but won't eradicate thyroid nodules. Nodules are common. It is rare that someone dies without having developed thyroid nodules.

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Dear Clutter

Thank you so much for your response x. I am on B12 top strength tablets so hopefully will help . The Levo makes me feel chronically exhausted 10 times more than normal and I gain weight quickly on it. I felt better in the month before the scan where I had to stop it. My mum is Hypo and can't convert T4 to T3 I'm thinking I might be similar and only need T3.

Thank you again for your kind help

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Dexterpuppy,

You need to order TSH, FT4 and FT3 test to determine whether or not you are a poor converter. It may simply be that FT4 and FT3 are low and you need more Levothyroxine but if you are a poor converter just adding T3 to Levothyroxine is usually sufficient.

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Thank you so much clutter I wish you guys were the doctors I've learnt so much more here than I ever would in 10 years at my doctors x

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