Looking for a little advice. I'm diagnosed as CFS but I'v got zero faith in that diagnosis (it's a symptom, not a cause). My symptoms include: fatigue, hypoglycemia, twitchyness, low libido, cold extremeties, abdominal pains, pins and needles, muscle cramps, sensitivity to light/sound (occasional).
Test results as follows:
TSH 1.6 mIU/L 0.27 -4.20
FREE THYROXINE 14.5 pmol/L 12.00 -22.00
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 79.8 nmol/L 59.00 -154.00
FREE T3 4.8 pmol/L 3.10 -6.80REVERSE T3 21 ng/dL 10.00 -24.00
REVERSE T3 RATIO *14.88 15.01 -75.00
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY <10 IU/mL 0.00 -115.00
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 10.3 IU/mL 0.00 -34.00
VitaminsACTIVE B12 *169.6 pmol/L 25.10 -165.00
FOLATE (SERUM) 13.82 ug/L 2.91 -50.00
25 OH VITAMIN D 89.2 nmol/L 50.00 -200.00
Inflammation MarkerCRP -HIGH SENSITIVITY 3.9 mg/l 0.00 -5.00
Iron StatusFERRITIN 241 ug/L 30.00 -400.00
So the NHS endocrinologist is hiding behind the "normal levels" scenario and refuses a trial of treatment. I'm due to go to my GP and ask her to prescribe t4/t3 (good luck yeah!).
So I'm swiftly going to be at the point where my levels are "normal", my symptoms aren't, and I cant get medication in the UK.
Looking at my results, the RT3 is at the top end of the range which surely cannot be good. The rt3 ratio obviously looks bad too (out of range).
Based on those results & symptoms, is it worth self medicating with imported t3/ndt? How badly wrong could it go if indeed I don't need the meds?