Hi all, I'm going to try to keep this short but the story is a bit long and complicated. You can see more in my profile but at this moment I would like to see whether a trial of T4 would help me. I have very little energy and lots of pain walking up stairs/hills especially. I guess I've had that pain for at least 4 years now. I have all sorts of other things going on. SIBO is top of mind and my focus at the moment. This will be affecting my thyroid. I'm working with a practitioner who has me on increasing drops of Biocare liquid Iodine and Nutri Advanced Nutri Thyroid. We are tackling the SIBO but suspect I have a structural problem which may prevent me sorting out easily.
Here are my test results from January this year from HealthCheck:
TSH 1.72 (range 0.27 - 4.20).
Free Thyroxine 16 (12-22).
Total T4 98 (59-154).
Free T3 3.9 (3.10-6.80).
Thyroglobulin antibody 10 (0-115).
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 9 (0-34).
I should add that I have worked on my adrenals in the past as I had adrenal fatigue for years with low cortisol. I had the Dutch hormone test in November which showed my adrenals now producing a nice curve of cortisol but my body not metabolizing it. The notes said "the patient shows significantly higher free cortisol compared to metabolized free cortisol. Check thyroid !"
I have been given a few Levo 100 mcg by a friend as I thought I may just cut some up and try it but it would be good to hear your advice and recommendations on obtaining it via NHS if possible or needed. I have absolutely no faith in the NHS or GP ability to manage any of this and am prepared to manage it myself if I have to.
Just realised it might be sensible to include my Ferritin 110 ug/L. Folate 10.1 ug/L. Vitamin D 67 nmol/L.
Thanks for reading