Hi, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's about a year ago and have been on synthroid (since march 17), cytomel (since may 17) and LDN (since October 17) My recent results look very good:
TSH: .034 (LOW)
Reference Range: 0.450-4.500 uIU/mL
Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S: 1.35 (NORMAL)
Reference Range: 0.82-1.77 ng/dL
Reference Range: 2.0-4.4 pg/mL
My naturopathic doctor is very happy with the results and takes it as a sign the LDN is working and that I will soon need a decrease in thyroid meds. And while I feel much better, I have yet to lose a single pound or notice any physical difference yet. In fact, I weighed myself last week and was UP 3 lbs from the highest weight I've ever been. I just wanted to gain some perspective here. I had been under the impression that the weight or edema would go down once thyroid levels were optimal, but that hasn't been the case for me.
I am dairy and gluten free and am taking a number of supplements to address deficiencies (vitamin b complex, vitamin d, GLA/Omega 3s, magnesium, selenomet, digestive enzymes and GI revive)
I am up now 20 lbs and am not sure why I haven't seen any improvement there. Hoping someone could shed some light for me.