I joined this forum about 3 months ago and, on the helpful advice given, started taking selenium then. Following further blood tests, I added B12, B vitamins and D3 about a month ago.
My blood test results before starting the supplements (on 75mcg thyroxine daily) were:
TSH 0.88 (0.35 - 5.00)
Free T4 18.9 (9.00 - 24.00)
Free T3 4.4 (3.50 - 6.50)
Ferritin 137 (15.00 - 250.00)
Folate 9.8 (2.00 - 17.00)
Vitamin B12 408 (200.00 - 900.00)
Vit D 30.9 (30.1 - 50 insufficient)
I've been hypo for so many years now that I've come to accept constant fatigue as normal until I started cycling with a friend of the same age and general fitness and have seen her becoming noticeably fitter whereas I still struggle massively. I've also started to notice things in my day to day life that I hadn't really thought about, such as when doing ordinary chores, where I can, I will shut my eyes just to rest a little and when I've been shopping even only for a short while, I have to lie down when I get home before I can get on with other things. I had just come to accept this as normal. Now I would like to try and improve things. So far the supplements I'm taking have not had any impact on my fatigue and I'm thinking that maybe now is the time to try and add a small amount of T3 to my T4. I would be grateful for advice as to whether this is sensible and also if appropriate perhaps I could be pm'd re a source.