Latest panel results:
Serum TSH = 0.22 mu/L 0.35 - 5.00
Serum free T4 = 17.2 pmol/L 9.00 - 24.00
Serum free T3 = 3.6 pmol/L 3.50 - 6.50
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies = 369 iu/mL 0.00 - 50.00
(Serum ferritin = 65 ug/L) 15.00 - 250.00
I am on 75ug of levothyroxine and have been on this for 16 years (I am 26 years old now).
I have drastically changed my lifestyle and diet in order to try and reduce my thyroid anti-bodies and improve symptoms. I have been on a nutrient-dense diet since March 2017, cutting out grains (apart from quinoa, buckwheat and rice occasionally), dairy, gluten, sugar, soy, all processed food and inflammatory oils. This diet has made me feel tons better, however my thyroid anti-bodies are still high. Also, even though I have much more energy on this diet, I still get exhausted by the evenings. I'm worried that I am having troubles converting T4 to T3. The GP says that my T3 results are normal (I had to literally beg to get my T3 checked! And almost had a fight in order to get my anti-bodies tested for a second time!). Another issue is that I suffer from heart palpatations and I am also underweight. The GP doesn't care about this. I also have body temperature problems where I get hot when other people are cold, and I feel that I am never at the right temperature. I also still suffer from hair loss - this has improved a bit over the last year, but I still get clumps on my hairbrush and bedroom floor
In order to help with T4 to T3 conversion, I have also been taken selenium 200ug daily (with vitamin E) .
Other supplements I take are: probiotics, magnesium, vitamin D, digestive enzymes, NAC, biotin, fish oil, vitamin C.
If anyone has any advice on this, it is greatly appreciated!! I feel so lost and alone and the GP tells me everything is normal despite all my symptoms and the fact that I have thyroid antibodies!
Thank you so much in advance xx