I am hypothyroid and already have a post about what I'm doing:
In this post I would like to ask a separate question around my iron panel.
My iron panel and optimal results as suggested by Stop The Thyroid Madness (STTM)
Serum Iron: 12 umol/L ( 10 - 30 ) - Should be 25+
Ferritin: 101 ug/L ( 30 - 500 ) - 110 - 120
Transferrin: 2.5 g/L ( 2.0 - 3.2 ) - unsure
Transferrin Saturation: 19 % ( 16 - 45 ) - Should be 38% to 45% for men
My doctor does not want me to go on the iron supplementation as my Ferritin is near the top end of healthy range. According to STTM, the low iron panel, but high/normal Ferritin means inflammation, which is most likely due to being in hypo state for quite some time (decades).
My question is, do people here support the view of my doctor and that of STTM? Do you think I should exhaust other treatment options and then retest the iron panel again to see where I am.
So for example, if my Serum iron and % Saturation are still low as above AND my Ferritin goes down to say 60 (like it was several years ago), then I could try supplementing with Iron? In this example I would have enough Ferritin room to play with.
Another view could be that I ignore Ferritin and just try to lift the Serum iron etc and hope that it makes me feel better overall and eventually this would actually correct my inflammation and hence lower the Ferritin?