Sorry in advance for the long post
I have posted a few of my blood test results on here since the beginning of the year after discovering I have a Thyroid issue. Went to see a Private Homeopath who prescribed me Armour NDT. Started on half a grain and have gradually increased to one and a half grain. Felt terrible on a half and on one grain. When I increased to one and a half I felt so much better, my symptoms reduced for about 10 days but then I started feeling rubbish again Foggy brain, exhaustion etc etc). I also had a cortisol saliva test which confirmed I have extremely low cortisol levels in the afternoon.
The beginning of August I decided to re-test my bloods again with Medichecks to see what the results would be after a period taking Armour. The test was taken at 9.00am after a period of fasting (I didn't take my Armour 1st thing in the morning)
My blood tests at the beginning of May compared with the New tests in August were:
TSH 2.78 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20) - New Test 1.06
Free Thyroxine 18 pmol/L (12.00 - 22.00) - New Test 14.200
Total Thyroxine (T4) 82.1 nmol/L (59.00 - 154.00) - No longer included as part of test
Free T3 4.13 pmol/L (3.10 - 6.80) - New Test 3.98
Reverse T3 23 ng/dL (10.00 -24.00) - New Test 19
Reverse T3 Ratio 14.23 (15.01 - 75.00) - New Test 13.64
Thyroglobulin Antibody 11.69 IU/mL (0.00 - 115.00) New Test 12.5
Thyroid Perioxidase Antibodies 34.9 IU/mL (0.00 - 34.00) - New Test 25.9
Active B12 62.9 pmol/L (25.10 - 165.00) - New Test 220.00
Folate (serum) 7.61 ug/L (2.91 - 50.00) - New Test 9.9
25 OH Vitamin D 140 nmol/L (50.00 - 200.00) - New Test 84
CRP - High Sensitivity 3.34 mg/L (0.00 - 5.00) - New Test 3.29
Ferritin 111 ug/L (30.00 - 400.00) - New Test 189
I have been taking Vit D, Folate, Magnesium, Selenium and B12 supplements.
Since the cortisol results, my GP recommended I take Zinc, Acidophilus and Digestive Enzymes supplements, which I have been taking for 2 weeks
After these results I am aware that my B12 is too high so I plan to reduce my supplement for this (or maybe stop taking)
I am hoping to see my Private Homeopath this week to discuss these results.
Before seeing him, I would be grateful for anyone's observations on these results, as I am not feeling anywhere near as good as a few weeks ago when I increased to one and a half grains.
Am I still under medicated? Is the Armour the right medication?
All the advice I have received on here has been amazing so far, and I look forward to any comments you may have.
I had 10 days or so of relative normality in the way I felt. That feeling in itself confirms to me that I didn't feel great before, and gives me hope that I will feel great again in the future