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Hashimotos test results please help

Hi I have been diagnosed with hashimotos , not by my GP but a private doctor.

he put me on Nature thryroid, after a few weeks I went to my GP as I felt a bit off, sore throat and sort of a swollen feeling in my glands ?

She tested again and was very alarmed that ny TSH had gone down to 0.05, so she asked me to stop the Nature thyroid, which I did.

These are my original results from medichecks, before treatment.

TSH 3.54

Free T 14.4

Total T 77.4

Thyroglobulin antibody 51.600

Peroxidase antibody 291

B12 612

Folate 7.13

Inflammation marker 0.6

Ferritin 41.5

So now I am not taking medication but throat still feels a bit puffy/swollen, I am gluten and dairy free, I take Selenium 200 and Tyrosine.

Any help would be great

Thanks

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I think that Hashimotos antibody attack caused the problems with your throat and glands ....its possible the nature thyroid caused a surge of antibodies ....a TSH of 0.5 is by no means unusual on NDT

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thanks , that could be it, do you have any recomendations , to treat the throat and which thyroid treatment should i follow.?

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I would try going back onto 1/2 grain of nature thyroid in the morning for 4 weeks then inc by 1/2 grain late afternoon and see how you are

Hashimotos does surge at times and some people feel they are in a constant cycle of about to go down with the flu ....be sure to take at least 2000mg of vitamin C in divided doses and 200mg magnesium glycinate or malate 3 times a day too

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Thankyou i will try those suggestions.

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TSH of 0.05 can be alarming. Usually, while on Naturethroid, it is in a 0.02-0.03 range, closer to 0.1. The trouble is that your doctor did not test the Free T3. You really need to know that level. While the FT4 is not terribly high/low, the FT3 could be too high. A slight decrease in the dose could fix that. Also, when taking an NDT, because it contains T4 and T3 hormone, it is best to test the levels 8 to 12 hours after taking the dose. Another factor is that most people split the dose into AM and PM. They go for the blood work 8 hours after taking the AM dose, before the PM dose. This helps to get a more accurate level of FT3 (the T3 in the NDT is short-acting and could show up as a higher level if the blood work is too close to when you took the pill).

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Hi Celestialbeing,

my FT3 before treatment was 3.88

Im not sure what the optimum levels are ?

Im hesitant about taking the NDT again as I feelit is giving me an auto immune response, which Ive heard it can do.

At the moment Im just doing the Hashimoto diet and the supplements, I feel better than before but still low in energy.

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