I’m still trying to help my lovely old mum who has no diagnosis of thyroid disease but is still suffering from low mood and many of the symptoms I had before I introduced T3. She’s been told to return to doctor in a year unless symptoms increase.
Her in range TSH has always confounded me, due to my lack of awareness of secondary hypo, but I am now wondering if that is what she has. I’d be grateful if anyone would kindly advise.
She supplements B12, B complex, D3 and K2 and I should probably also get her to take magnesium. I’m tempted to source some Levo for her as we are off to Greece next week, if her GP continues to turn a blind eye but am also nervous- it’s one thing self medicating myself but quite daunting thinking about helping someone else do so. I have the DIO2 faulty gene (heterozygous) so perhaps she might have it too, in which case would Levo help anyway??
These results are from Medichecks in June 2018.
TSH 2.95 (0.27-4.2)
Free T4 15.5 (12-22) 36% through range
T3 3.82 (3.1-6.8)
Thyroglobulin antibodies 265 (0-115)
TPA 17.8 (0-34)
Active B12 198 (25.1-165)
Folate 19.01 (2.91-50)
25 OH Vit D 96.5 (50-200)
CRP 2.29 (0-5)
Ferritin 231 (13-150)
Any advice gratefully received. She’s been tested for intrinsic factor too, which was negative. The GP wrote to an endo for advice but her TPO Abs aren’t high enough for them to be bothered and the NHS didn’t test her thyroglobulin ones. They also only tested her TSH (2.64 as done a little later in the day than the Medichecks one, range 0.27-4.2) so it’s the usual problem of them not having a full enough picture. Mum is 80 miles away and although she’s been great about following my advice so far, she’s very reluctant to go back to the GP yet again.
Sorry for the long post. Thank you for reading.