I am on 50mcg levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. This was prescribed at a point where I had a whole page of symptoms but TSH<10 so had to fight for this. From research I know I have Hashimotos.
I was fortunate that many of the symptoms improved when strating medication but it has been nearly a year and some symptoms are coming back so I have paid for another blood test (I am losing faith in GPs and wanted the full test). It looks okay and markedly better than last year (apart from the antibodies) but advice would be appreciated:
TSH 1.99 (0.27-4.2)
T4 103 (59-154)
Free T4 15.3 (12-22)
Free T3 4.8 (3.1-6.8)
Folate ERROR to be repeated
Ferritin 103 (13-150)
C reactive protein 1.1 (<5)
Vitamin B12 646 (197-771)
Vitamin D 54 (50-200)
Thyroglobulin antibodies 68.9 (0-115)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 137 (0-34)
- Fatigue, sleeping 12+ hours, extreme difficulty waking up in the morning
- weight gain. Have put on 16lbs in 4 months
- dry skin
- numerous allergic reactions and intolerances which result in symptoms from vomitting, IBS issues, rashes etc. Still struggling to work out all the causes
- terrible lower back pain. Don't know if it is related or what the cause is.
I have been completly gluten free for 3 years and am going to attempt autoimmune paleo diet. I wonder if anyone can give any other suggestions on supplements for the above results? Or any other suggestions on lowering antibodies?