Good Morning & Happy New Year All!
This is my first time posting and would really appreciate any advice! I have become very unwell after stupidly doing a Ketogenic/Low Carb diet earlier last year (in an attempt to help my Migraines!)...I think I hit the diet way too hard and it has resulted in really poor health despite reintroducing good carbs. Since about June last year I have had very 'hypothyroid' symptoms like muscle and joint ache, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, dry hair and heart racing, water retention...the sysmptoms have increased to a point where I'm currently housebound and really struggling.
I have been sure it was a RT3 issue but I think all my Thyroid results look good thankfully. However I'm wondering if it's a Cortisol /Adrenal issue looking at my results...
I would love any advice! I'm so anxious to start sorting it if it is my Cortisol as I know that can knock on to my Thyroid if it goes untreated...also I feel rotten!! My Vitamin D and Ferritin are also on the low side and I know my Zinc was insufficient on my NHS test.
Big Hugs, Hayley xx
CORTISOL (SALIVA) WAKING *4.930 nmol/L 6.00 - 21.00
CORTISOL (SALIVA) 12:00 <1.5 nmol/L 1.50 - 7.60
CORTISOL (SALIVA) 16:00 <1.5 nmol/L 0.00 - 5.49
CORTISOL (SALIVA) BEFORE BED <1.50 nmol/L 0.00 - 1.99
Thyroid Function 0
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 1.8 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
FREE THYROXINE 17.1 pmol/L (12.00 - 22.00)
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 73.6 nmol/L (59.00 - 154.00)
FREE T3 5.02 pmol/L (3.10 - 6.80)
REVERSE T3 14 ng/dL (10.00 - 24.00)
REVERSE T3 RATIO 23.34 (15.01 - 75.00)
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY <10 IU/mL (0.00 - 115.00)
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 22.1 IU/mL (0.00 - 34.00)
ACTIVE B12 *205.7 pmol/L (25.10 - 165.00)
FOLATE (SERUM) 19.98 ug/L (2.91 - 50.00)
25 OH VITAMIN D 60.6 nmol/L (50.00 - 200.00)
CRP - HIGH SENSITIVITY 0.1 mg/l (0.00 - 5.00)
FERRITIN 30.7 ug/L (13.00 - 150.00)