I started self-medicating with T3 8 weeks ago, and have just had the results back from my recent Medichecks Thyroid Check UltraVit test. The comparison with the same tests taken back in October is as follows:
October 2017 to February 2018
TSH: 0.589 to 0.46 [0.27-4.20]
Free T4: 20.2 to 16.9 [12-22]
Total T4: 113.0 to 91.6 [59-154]
Free T3: 3.84 to 3.75 [3.10-6.80]
Thyroglobulin antibodies: <10 to <10 [0-115]
Thyroid Peroxide antibodies: 96.2 to 135 [0-34]
Active B12: 64.1 to 128 [25.10-165]
Folate: 6.38 to 15.97 [2.91-50]
Vitamin D: 68 to 83 [50-200]
Inflammation CRP: 6.6 to 2.1 [0-5]
Ferritin: 339 to 217 [30-400]
Medication and supplements between test dates:
Reduce levothyroxine from 225 mcg to 200 mcg
Introduced T3 (6.25 mcg for 2 weeks then increased to 12.5 mcg)
40 mg Omeprazole (for acid reflux and Barrett's Oesophagus)
Better You DLux 3000 Vitamin D oral spray
Vitamin K2 MK-7 100 mcg
Thorne Basic B Complex (contains 400 mcg folate)
Jarrow Methyl B-12 lozenges 1000 mcg
Vitamin C 1000 mg
Strictly gluten-free since May 2017
After initially feeling worse when I started the T3, things did improve after a couple of weeks. My brain fog is now slightly improved and I find that my memory is a little better, I can retain information better and I generally feel a bit more "with it".
I was quite surprised that the T3 result actually went down rather than up, but, after doing some research om here just now, I realise that I probably should have taken my last dose of T3 12 hours before the test rather than 24 hours! Should I get the T3 tested again, or wait until I next have a full retest?
Given the above results, what do you recommend my next steps should be? I would imagine that I should be looking to at least increase T3, Vitamin D and folate as a minimum?
Many thanks in advance!