Hi there, due to being an ineffective converter of T4/T3 (backed up by my positive DIO2 result) and following advice from a private Dr, I started on Metavive around 5 weeks ago. Introduced it gradually, 15mg for a week, then 15mg twice a day for a week and got up to 30mg in the morning and 15mg in the afternoon. I had a blood test done through Blue Horizon which included Thyroid. Unfortunately it only included FT4 & TSH amongst lots of other things. It came back as:
TSH 0.010 (0.27-4.20) Quite normal for me
FT4 28.15 (12-22)
Ferritin 132.5 (13-150)
Folate 17.22 (3.89-26.80)
Iron 14.7 (5.83-34.5)
UIBC 34.8 (24.2-70.1)
TIBC 49.5 (40.8-76.6)
Vit D 85 (75-200)
B12 >1500 (I supplement with B12)
I have ‘never’ had a high FT4 result out of range. I’m guessing it’s because the Metavive also contains T4 too. Is it high because I’m not converting well enough? I could kick myself for not checking the package I brought included the full Thyroid panel. When I got the result (bloods drawn on 12/12/19) I stopped the Metavive. A knee jerk reaction....should I have done so? or should I continue with it, and get a full Thyroid panel done to see where everything else is at?
Also, do you think I could do with some iron top up? I suffer (since beginning of this year) with regular dizzyness, which I’m trying to get to the bottom of. Not severe, but not pleasant all the same. I am going through Menopause so it could be hormone fluctuations that cause my dizzyness? But.....I’ve wondered for a while whether I could be low in Iron. I understand that it isn’t best to add Iron if your levels are good, but mine look like they could benefit from a top up maybe?
One other Q, is it essential to take a B complex alongside supplementing B12? If so, can you recommend a good one that doesn’t contain Alpha Tocopheryl.
As always, thank you for your thoughts. Mandy