Hello, My name is Manasi Anawekar. I am a 46 years old perimenopausal woman with Hashimoto. I take T4 50mcg and T3 60mcg compounded thyroid, but not feeling better at all.
My current blood report is as follows :
T3: 2.66 (range 2.30-4.20)
T4: 0.87 (range 0.89-1.76)
TSH: 1.58 (range 0.35-5.50)
ANTI TPO : >1300.0 ( range <60.00)
Could you please help me find a solution to my problem?
Your high antibodies confirm you have Hashimoto's
Essential to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12. Always get actual results and ranges. Post results when you have them, members can advise
Hashimoto's affects the gut and leads to low stomach acid and then low vitamin levels
Low vitamin levels affect Thyroid hormone working
Poor gut function can lead leaky gut (literally holes in gut wall) this can cause food intolerances. Most common by far is gluten. Dairy is second most common.
According to Izabella Wentz the Thyroid Pharmacist approx 5% with Hashimoto's are coeliac, but over 80% find gluten free diet helps, sometimes significantly. Either due to direct gluten intolerance (no test available) or due to leaky gut and gluten causing molecular mimicry (see Amy Myers link)
Changing to a strictly gluten free diet may help reduce symptoms, help gut heal and slowly lower TPO antibodies
Ideally ask GP for coeliac blood test first
All four Vitamin levels must be optimal, not just somewhere within range. Extremely common for these to be very low with Hashimoto's