If anyone can kindly shed any light on whether or not I have a absorption or conversion problem (or what not), I would very much appreciate it:
T3, Free (pg/mL) 2.6 (2.3-4.2)
T4, Free (ng/dL) 1.3 (0.8-1.8)
TSH (mIU/L) 2.78 (0.40-4.50)
vitamin B12 (pg/mL) 884 (200-1100)
Folate, Serum (ng/mL) 23.1 No normal values given.
I followed your protocol for these labs.
I dropped a heavy object on a toe & may have had a resulting recent cellulitis infection. Could this throw off these results? I did hold off for awhile having them drawn, but my toe is not 100% yet. Lower gastrointestinal (G.I.) gas, varying day to day degrees of mental fog & not infrequently mood swings lately are what I am dealing with presently. I have been observing a gluten free meal plan.
I take Tirosint 38 mcg odd days & Synthroid 37.5 mcg even days. When I took Tirosint only, my weight dropped too much. When I had taken Synthroid only prior, it gave the Endocrinologist the impression I was not absorbing it well (many symptoms over time developed), & thus the Tirosint was prescribed. A higher dose of Synthroid had brought on irregular heart rate episodes years ago.
I am thinking I should take Tirosint more days of the week as it the best antidepressant I have ever had. Also thinking of privately ordering G.I. labs of some sort, will review other's posts.
Thank you for any advice, I have improved greatly with reading & learning from your posts, & your kind input.