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The good news is....


Hi everyone,

The good news is my TPO antibodies have reduced from 338 (000-34) to 28 (yipee, within range!) and my Thyroglobin antibodies have reduced from 2,784 (0.00-115.00) to 700.

The bad news is my thyroid blood test results are as follows:


0.151 (0.27-4.20)

T4 22.400 (12-22)

FT3 4.61 (3.10-6.80)

I currently take Levothyroxine 75mcg and 100mcg alternate days. I suspect I am not converting well.

My Vits are as follows:

Ferritin 135 (13-150)

Vit D 87.4 (50.00-200)

Folate 17.51 (2.91-50)

B12 Over 300

I also take Ferrous Sulphate, Selenium, Vit D plus K2-MK7, B complex and B12 injections.

I suspect I am not converting very well, my Endocrinologist has retired and my GP does not understand autoimmune Hypothyroidism.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.


6 Replies

All I can advice here is:

1. rising vit D serum.

Your levels are quite good but D3 is really a hormone and it does wonders. Check out this page


"GrassrootsHealth and over 40 Vitamin D Scientists recommend achieving an optimal Vitamin D level for disease prevention of 100-150 nmol/L using a 25(OH)D blood test. This is the natural levels that the human body had as it evolved over thousands of years. Everyone should have their vitamin D 25(OH)D blood serum levels tested and make sure they are within these guidelines"

Vitabay makes 20000 i.u. tablets. Make sure you take that with fatty foods.

2. Proper K2 mk7 (most are knock offs (not trans) and being absorbed in less than 30% so go for a good brand)) I bought Life Extension super K. Packs in 100mcg of MK7 and 1000mcg of MK4. On Amazon 60 softgels for £18.99. Take with D3

3. Proper omega 3 like Life Extension Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract (60 Softgels). Bought because of Sesame lignans but you can grab more affordable brand. Just make sure it has good strength. Most omega 3 supplements are barely useful. Serving is for 2 softgels but 1 a day is enough. Take with D3 and K2

4. Curcumin (Turmeric extract) with pepper. I crack open the capsule and add ground pepper which increases bioavailability by 2000%. I use capsules because my wife hates turmeric. Take with D3, K2 and Omega-3

5. I've heard Selenium helps T4 to T3 conversion. 200ug is a good dose. Though you may research if higher doses help.

6. Schisandra lowers inflammation and is also good for women. Tincture is best and is not that expensive in UK. It has strong taste so again, missus takes capsules.

HKAnne in reply to assiskeyman24

Hi Assiskeyman24,

Thanks so much for all that information, I have just started a higher dose of Vitamin D with K2 MK7, so hopfully that should improve soon.

The circumin with black pepper tip sounds good too.

Thanks again.


Well done on reducing your anti bodies can I ask are you on a gluten free diet and how did you manage this...

HKAnne in reply to Clare1971

Hi Clare1971,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I am pretty sure the gluten free diet has reduced my antibodies.

I am a chef and I have been so happy with the results of being on a gluten free diet, it has inspired me to write a cookery book which I am launching next week.



Clare1971 in reply to HKAnne

That’s great news I have been GF 10 months now . Looking to do a blood test soon so hope my levels have reduced .. good luck with your book .

HKAnne in reply to Clare1971

Good luck with your blood test, I hope your levels are healthier.

Thank you for your good wishes

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