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Thyroid and vitamin results

2/1/18

Free T4- 11.0 (12.0-22.0)

TSH- 4.72 (0.3-4.5)

7/2/18

Free T4- 11.1 (12.0-22.0)

TSH- 7.83 (0.3-4.5)

Vitamin B12- 418 (191-663)

Folate- 3.4- (3.89-26.8)

Ferratin- 49.9 (13-150)

I am currently awaiting Vitamin D results

I am currently on no meds at all for my underactive throid (auto-immune) for past few months as i am unable to take any medication on tablet form sue to severe anxiety. I have enquired about liquid form thyroxine and have been told no as it is to expensive as it would cost roughly £168 for a bottle that would only last 20 days compared to £1.89 for a months worth of tablet form. Is anyone aware of a generic brand of thyroxine that would be any cheaper? Even if i need to order it online or any websites that you could recommend to get this?

I was deficient in folate before and was on folic acid for rougly 9 months before my levels returned to normal then it was stopped by GP, so why would my levels have dropped again?

I have been prescribed folic acid again but due to my ongoing problems around tablet form medication i cannot take this, can this be bought in liquid form in the pharmacy if so what does would i need to be taking?

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Have you had thyroid antibodies tested?

High TPO and/or TG antibodies confirms cause of hypothyroid as autoimmune thyroid disease also called Hashimoto's

Anxiety is extremely common symptom

As is low vitamin levels. You must get low folate improved with supplements

Your B12 is also on low side.

Ferritin is also on the low side. If you like liver eating this once a week should help improve

You are clearly hypothyroid and need thyroid medication. Have you tried various different brands of Levothyroxine?

Some people find only one or two brands suit them. Which have you tried? If any

You could grind the tablet up and swallow with water.

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Charlotte1213,

FT4 is below range and TSH is high so you are hypothyroid and need Levothyroxine. If you can't swallow Levothyroxine and folic acid tablets crush them and mix with water but take them 2 hours apart. I'm not aware of anywhere you can buy liquid thyroxine without a prescription.

B12 418 is unlikely to be deficient but if you have symptoms in b12deficiency.info/signs-an... go to healthunlocked.com/pasoc for advice as they're the experts on B12 and folate deficiency.

Ferritin is optimal >75. You can eat more iron rich food to raise ferritin or supplement iron. Iron can be bought in liquid form but drink it through a straw as it can stain your teeth.

Elevated thyroid peroxidase and/or thyroglobulin antibodies are positive for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's). There is no cure for Hashimoto's which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine treatment is for the low thyroid levels it causes. Many people have found that 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and eventually antibodies.

chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

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