Hi everyone, I haven't posted in a while as I've been really busy and had a lot going on.
I just got my medichecks results today and wondered how everything is looking?
Im supplementing 1000iu vit D, 500mg vitamin C, 500mg b12, 1 igennus super b complex and one sachet of spatone iron daily. (I stopped supplementing b12 and b complex for one week before test)
It's interesting to me that my TPA Antibodies have fallen drastically. They were off the chart at over 1000
The doctor who commenting on my results says everything is normal bar my folate being on the lower end and to eat more folate rich foods.
My TSH last check was 0.97 so seems to have risen. But my FT4 is on the upper level. Would an increase be beneficial?
P.s All my previous results are on my profile
No, an increase in levo would not be beneficial. It would decrease your conversion - which is already poor. What you need is some T3 added to your levo.
If the Medichecks 'doctor' thinks those levels are good, he should be shot! Your TSH is too high, for a start. And, it doesn't matter if your antibodies have decreased, you still have Hashi's and they are still way over-range.
Your vit d is a little low, too. It should be up around 100. And your ferritin could be higher.
Just goes to show what a waste of time those Medicheck 'doctor's' comments are.
Thank you for your reply. Could you explain to me how my conversion is poor? I'd like to be able to articulate this to the doctor and unfortunately it's an area I don't know much about x
Do you mean how I know that your conversion is poor? By comparing the FT4 with the FT3. They should both be about the same percentage through their ranges - FT3 perhaps slightly lower than the FT4. But, your FT4 is right up the top of the range, and the FT3 is only just mid-range. So, that is not right.
And, if your FT4 goes any higher, the T4 will start to convert to more rT3 (inert) than T3 (active), so your FT3 level would go down rather than up. So, increasing your levo is not a solution.
Why your conversion is poor is anybody's guess. Could be low nutrients - have you had your vit D, vit B12, folate and ferritin tested? It could be insufficient calories in your diet, or an infection, or high cortisol, or just because you're Hashi's, or any one of a lot of other things. So, fixing it is not often an option. To get well, you need T3.