Hi all! So I posted previously here:
Numerous comments suggested Hashimotos based on the bloods I posted. So I did a medichecks full thyroid panel including antibodies. Here are the results:
TSH *4.73 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20
FREE T4 *11.800 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00
FREE T3 3.61 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80
TG AB <10 IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00
TPO <9.0 IU/mL 0.00 - 34
As you can see, not autoimmune. But thanks to you guys am starting, to understand a little of what is going on. I'm beginning to wonder, because I've been struggling with ferritin/iron for so long (see previous post here):
Could it be possible, that because "the thyroid needs iron" that once my Iron is addressed....the thyroid will fall back into line? Has my thyroid literally been starved of iron and is now starting to struggle as a result?
It sounds too simple...but I've felt for a while that Iron is the "jenga" piece that restores the tower. If that makes sense, lol!