Thank you for all your most helpful messages last night. They all make perfect sense. I just wish the doctors knew as much as you all clearly do.
The one thing that has come up a few times is why I’m a poor converter T4 to FT3? As it doesn’t look like a dietary or vitamin issue. Could it just be that the thyroid has been under medicated for so long that it’s not able to do what it’s supposed to do?
I haven’t had the antibody results for Hashimoto but have everything else I’d be grateful for your expert opinions on:
Coeliac 1.92 g/l (0.8-4)
HbA1c 41 mmol/L (42-47 means high risk of diabetes )
Fasting glucose 5.7 mmol/L (2.6-6.0)
Adjusted calcium 2.44 mmol/L (2.2-2.6)
Folate 9.8 (4.6-18.7 ug/L )
B12 867 ng/L (180-700) I take B complex 2-3 per week but definitely not daily
Iron 24 umol/L 24 (7-26)
Transferrin 2.93 g/L (2.0-3.6)
Transferrin saturation 33% (15-50)
Ferritin 202 ug/L (15-300)
25 OH Vit D 104 nmol/L ( >50 and > 300 can be toxic)
FT3 3.9 pmol/L 3.2-6.8
FT4 22.4 pmol/L 12-22
TSH 3.94 mU/L 0.27-4.2
I take 75mcg daily
The only thing I haven’t added is my inside leg measurement! lol
Sorry for the long post but I know many of you experts look at the whole picture (rightly so)- still waiting on antibody result which I will get next week hopefully
I have given the Dr Toft article to both GPs I’ve seen in last week - hope they read and take heed
I am seeing my GP on Monday - he was good enough to do all these tests but he doesn’t seem to think T3 is the important factor
Any further thoughts or advice on how I should proceed?
I am so very grateful to you all for the valuable insights you have already provided - you have kept me sane(ish) this week