I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of hypothyroid symptoms for a while now and have had a bunch of bloods done in the past both privately and via GP....
Along with possible thyroid issues am also investigating low testosterone. I suspect I may have a problem with both. But as low T and hypothyroid symptoms are very similar it’s a little tricky to say the least getting to the bottom of the problem.
- Severe brain fog, fatigue, poor memory, joint pain, low labido.
TSH: Aug 2016 = 2.48mU/L - Dec 2017 = 3.07mU/L - Jan 2018 = 4.20mU/L
FT3: Aug 2016 = 5.02pmol/L - Jan 2018 = 5.91pmol/L
FT4: Aug 2016 = 16.49pmol/L - Dec 2017 = 16.50pmol/L - Jan 2018 = 13.50pmol/L
RT3: Jan 2018 = 15.00ng/dl
RT3 Ratio: 25.65
* The elevated TSH in Jan 2018 was because I did iodine replenishment in December.
Could do with some help interpreting these results so any pointers would be a great help. Thanks in advance (;
Latest update... Would appreciate come advice on these bloods. For the past 6 months or so I’ve been on testosterone replacement therapy and been struggling to dial in a dose that works for me. All in all been feeling awful which I suspect is partly due to thyroid struggling. The TRT I’m sure has increased the thyroid issue which I understand if common if there’s an underlying thyroid issue. I think I need to address the thyroid problem otherwise I’m not going to see any benefits with my TRT.
If you look at the thyroid bloods over time to me it looks like there’s defo an issue with T3 conversion.
I might be wrong but the way I see it is that my TSH is slowly increasing telling me to increase FT4 which it is doing. But even with higher FT4, FT3 is dropping. And with a FT3 ratio being on the low side would point towards FT4>FT3 conversion issue.