This is my first post here and I am still new to hypothyroidism.
At the beginning of 2017 went to doctor with various symptoms - yellow tinge to skin, hard small spots, knee pain, lack of energy, period pains with heavy periods, gaining weight, water retention. GP has suspected stress was at fault for all of this as well as some digestive symptoms. I am due to get married and would love to have kids.
Blood tests in May 2017 showed TSH was 5.4 (0.2 - 4.2) and I was told to retest in few months.
In October and my tests showed
TSH 48.8 (0.2 - 4.2)
FT4 10.3 (12 - 22)
FT3 2.9 (3.1 - 6.8)
GP diagnosed me with hypothyroidism based on these bloods. She prescribed 50mcg of Levothroxine which I am still on.
TSH 6.7 (0.2 - 4.2)
FT4 13.4 (12 - 22)
FT3 3.2 (3.1 - 6.8)
TPO 8000 (<34)
Ferritin 22 (30 - 400)
Magnesium 0.82 (0.70 - 1.00)
Vitamin D (25 OH) result 23.3 (<25 severe deficiency)
So do I need to take more vit D? I take 800iu at the moment. Any way to reduce antibodies? Anything for thyroid I need to supplement? One site recommended iodine.
Thanks in advance, sorry for long post!