I was wondering if you could give me your opinion on my latest test results. I feel better but definitely don’t feel 100%, I still get some bouts of fatigue, brain fog and sore joints/muscles.
My view is that I have a problem converting T4 to T3.
Final test before levothyroxine supplementation:
•T3 4 (3.1-6.8)
•TPO antibodies (<34) 114
Results after 10 weeks supplementation with Levothyroxine 50mg
•TPO antibodies 16 *I have been following an anti-inflammatory diet for the past 3 months, including no gluten, dairy, caffeine, alcohol or soy
which has probably been the driver behind the decrease in antibodies
I am wondering if I should up my dose of Levo slightly (75mg 2 days/ 50 5 days). Based on the above it seems if I get my T4 to 22 my T3 will be about 5.1 (which still feels slightly low as it’s only just half way through the range?). My TSH can also go down more.
Should I consider supplementing with T3 or trial increase Levo?
My B12 and vitamin D was low at time of first test but has since been corrected. My Ferritin was 21 vs a range of 22-275, although my Serum iron levels are normal? My Ferritin doesn’t seem to be increasing though so wondering whether I should start an Iron supplement?
My folate is always at the top end of the reference range even without supplementation.
Thanks in advance.