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paulnelson197
paulnelson197

Hi

I've got my test results from medichecks through this morning.

Here's the link to my original post -

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

So it looks like as I suspected they would be my antibodies are high, I guess it answers questions for me but where do I go now and what do I do.

Thanks

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SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator

You certainly have high antibodies!

Your vitamin levels are pretty rubbish, which is definitely not helping and you may find improving these really helps

Improving these is first step, then you probably need to try strictly gluten free diet for 3-6 months. If you find it helps stick on it

Active B12 is not too bad.

Folate is very low. Supplementing a good quality daily vitamin B complex, one with folate in not folic acid, should help. Eg Igennus Super B complex or Jarrow B-right

If you are taking vitamin B complex, or any supplements containing biotin, remember to stop these 3-5 days before any blood tests, as biotin can falsely affect test results

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Vitamin D is too low. Aiming to improve to around 100nmol

Vitamin D mouth spray by Better You is good as avoids poor gut function. Suggest you supplement at 2000-3000iu for 2-3 months and retest. It's trial and error what dose each person needs.

Once you Improve level, very likely you will need on going maintenance dose to keep it there.

Retesting twice yearly via vitamindtest.org.uk

Also read up on importance of magnesium and vitamin K2 Mk7 supplements when taking vitamin D

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Ferritin is not too bad. Eating liver or liver pate once a week should help keep level up

Thyroid results

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. When on Levothyroxine, take last dose 24 hours prior to test, and take next dose straight after test. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

Is this how you did the test?

Your TSH is quite high, but FT4 is at top of range, so probably don't want to increase dose of Levo yet, until vitamins are improved

On plus side you seem a good converter as FT3 is pretty good

Only add one vitamin supplement at a time or make one change at a time or you can't assess what helps most

Probably improving vitamin D first

Then vitamin B complex

Then try gluten free diet

Getting full blood retested in 2-3 months ...And see where you are then

Good advice thanks, yes I did the test fasting, first thing in the morning before taking the levothyroxine. I'll start with one of the vitamins this week.

My plan, because I'm pretty positive I have low stomach acid was to cut down the pantoprozale and start with ACV and water before meals. The stomach issues are the biggest pain at the moment. What do you think?

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to paulnelson197

Many people find improving vitamin levels and gluten free helps first

Then ween off PPI very slowly

Search low stomach acid on here. There are hundreds of posts

Or put up a Post asking for advice on how to ween off PPI

Sounds good, thank you. Early days but Feels like I'm getting somewhere at last.

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