I have had 2 Medichecks bloods done, on 8th June and 30th August – results are below. Hopefully I am ready to put into practice what I have learnt from reading posts over the last few weeks.
On the advice on this forum, I started taking supplements after June 8th :
Vit D 6000iu,
Vit K2 90ug, Vitamin C 1000mg, Selenium 100ug, Magnesium Glycinate 100mg .
I also tidied up my gluten free, processed food free, LCHF diet. My temperature ranges from 36.1 to 36.9 and pulse is in the 60s. BP 3 weeks ago was 124/66.
My symptoms have improved to the extent that I am now out of bed and coping with paced simple household tasks. But my goal is to be able to play with grandchildren, socialise, do my own shopping.....
So I would like to try T3. I have self sourced one box of Tiromel 25mcg and would be grateful for any advice or comments on my results and my thoughts on the following:
1.My GP reduced my Levo on 8th June from 100/125 mcg alt days to 100 mcg daily. I have read on the forum that F4 should be lowered when starting T3 . However I am nervous about asking my GP for a lower F4 prescription as I have only been on a reduced dose for a few weeks and I may never get the 100mcg prescription back! So should I -
a.Just stay on Levo 100mcg ?
b.try to quarter the Levo 100mcg tablets?
c.stay on Levo 100mcg and skip a dose every 4 days?
d. is there anything else I should be doing/testing before trying T3?
2.Vitamin D has risen from 48.9 to 68.2 over the last few weeks. I am on 6000 iu a day. Should I increase this and if so, by how much?
3.Medichecks recommended further investigation on the high ferritin level, but as it has dropped from 170 to 160, I wondered if it could wait until my next thyroid bloods? I bought the Thyroid Check UltraVit rT3 on special and plan to use it after trialling T3 in perhaps 6 -8 weeks.
4.While I am delighted at the improvement in the blood results, especially the antibodies, I am puzzled by the drop in the active B12 from 204 to 66.6. Is that unusual and if so, what would cause it?
My heartfelt thanks for all the advice, help and knowledge so freely given on this forum. It is so empowering to feel that I now have some understanding and control over my health – and my life!
Jun 08 Jul 30
Serum free T4 26.3 23.3 [12-22]
Serum TSH 0.013 0.036 [0.27-4.2]
Serum free T3 3.67 4.41 [3.10-6.8]
Reverse T3 43 not tested[10-24]
Thyroglobulin <10 <10 [0.0-115]
Thyroid peroxidise 40 28.6 [0.0-34]
Folate 9.9 14.3 [2.91-50]
Ferritin 170 160 [13-150]
C reactive protein 5.14 2.22 [0.0-5.0]
Vitamin D 48.9 68.2 [50-200] supplementing 6000iu + K2
Selenium 131 not tested [65-150] supplementing 100ug
Magnesium 0.82 not tested [0.6-1.0] supplementing Mglyc 100mg
Zinc 20.7 not tested [11-18] NOT supplementing
Active B12 204 66.6 [25.1-165] NOT supplementing