I have just received my latest blood tests from Medichecks and would be grateful if you would cast an eye over them and let me know what you think.
My results are as follows:
TSH 0.393 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20), previously in September 1.2
FT4 20 pmol/L (12 - 22), previously in September 19.4
FT3 4.81 pmol/L (3.10 - 6.80), previously in September 4.2
My antibodies were tested this time, TGAB for the first time.
My TPO antibodies were found to be >1300 at diagnosis. Antibody results as follows:
Thyroglobulin antibodies: 492 IU/mL (0 - 115)
Thyroid peroxide antibodies: 356 IU/nO (0 - 34) - down from >1300
I am following a gluten-free, lactovegetarian diet. If I cut out all the foods suggested by Medichecks to reduce my antibodies, there'll be nothing left for me to eat. I basically live on nuts and fruit*, salads*, rice*, eggs*, pasta*, cheese* and yoghurt*. (Medicheck state that research indicates all the asterisked items should be eliminated from the diet! What are your thoughts?
I am currently taking 67.85 mcg levothyroxine. Would increasing my dose of levo by a small amount improve my T3?
Would be grateful for any advice.
Instead of cutting things out could make most of your meals vegetable based? Vegetables being the largest component and add oily fish twice a week to your meal plans? Olive oil and avocado oil are also good to use. You might then find you don't need pasta which is usually wheat based.
Thanks, Nanaedake, for taking the time to reply.
I am a vegetarian so don't eat fish either - that's the problem really, my diet is already very limited. I could happily live on nuts but think that probably would not be a good idea😐. I like vegetables but usually in a pasta or cheese sauce. I have been eating only gf pasta and have cut out wheat-based products. Went gluten-free 8 months ago. I do like olives though and olive oil so could eat more of those. I have been eating a lot of salads with egg, cheese or hummous, but apparently research says this isn't good!
I think I probably will keep to the gluten-free diet and trust that alone will continue to lower my antibodies. It's just not practical to exclude all those food groups. At least chocolate wasn't banned! Or red wine!!
Hope you are keeping well. Thank you for your support.
I think egg, cheese, hummous are all good for you unless you have an allergy. I've read that whole milk from organic grass fed cattle is likely to have a higher nutrient value and more minerals, K2 etc.
Thank you, Nanaedake, I will continue to enjoy my salads then😊.
I don’t drink milk per se but do eat a range of different cheeses and natural yoghurt. I guess they’re not all organic. Must start label reading in earnest!
Thank you for the advice.