After posting my last full thyroid blood test results on here a few weeks ago, I decided to see a Private GP in North London. After going through my medical history and the results he has prescribed me 1/2 grain of Armour, rising to 1 grain in a month's time. He said I have a lazy thyroid, not quite underactive yet. I have had the symptoms for a number of years. He has also asked me to produce some adrenal tests too.
My blood test results were
TSH 2.78 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Free Thyroxine 18 pmol/L (12.00 - 22.00)
Total Thyroxine (T4) 82.1 nmol/L (59.00 - 154.00)
Free T3 4.13 pmol/L (3.10 - 6.80)
Reverse T3 23 ng/dL (10.00 -24.00)
Reverse T3 Ratio 14.23 (15.01 - 75.00)
Thyroglobulin Antibody 11.69 IU/mL (0.00 - 115.00)
Thyroid Perioxidase Antibodies 34.9 IU/mL (0.00 - 34.00)
Active B12 62.9 pmol/L (25.10 - 165.00)
Folate (serum) 7.61 ug/L (2.91 - 50.00)
25 OH Vitamin D 140 nmol/L (50.00 - 200.00)
CRP - High Sensitivity 3.34 mg/L (0.00 - 5.00)
Ferritin 111 ug/L (30.00 - 400.00)
I am taking Vit D, Folate, Magnesium, Selenium supplements. I have just started B12 too.
He has advised me to also take Tyrosine 400mg per day and Lugols Iodine ten drops twice daily.
I am a bit worried about the Iodine, as it seems quite a lot to me.
I am also looking to go Gluten free. Which is a big ask at the moment with everything that is going on and also being Type 1 Diabetic and suffering with high blood pressure.