I have Hashimoto's disease and unknowingly been seriously hypo-thyroid for the last 2 years: Dizzy, lack of memory, low blood pressure, Fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, weak, exhausted...Have been taking 1 grain of Nature-Throid for many years and 25 ug T3. Have increased to 2 grain in the last 2 weeks.
An interpretation of the latest blood test results would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
TSH 0.01 mlU/L 0.30 - 3.94
Free T4 8.5 pmol/L 12.30 - 20.20
Free T3 6.4 ''' ' 3.70 - 6.70
D3 61 nmol 50 - 174
urea serum 3.2 2.5 - 7.8
Vit B12 516 ng 180- 999
Folate 6.1 ug no range given
Iron serum 20 umol 14- 30
Transferrin Serum 2.62 g/L 2.00 - 3.60
Total Iron binding Capacity serum 66 umol/L 50 - 85
Percentage Iron Saturation 31% 15- 50
Ferritin Serum 82 ug 13 150
Those results don't suggest being very under medicated.
FT4 is very low, but that's typical on NDT
Recommended on here that all thyroid blood tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and before eating or drinking anything other than water .
This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, best not mentioned to GP or phlebotomist)
If/when on NDT and/or T3, make sure to take last dose 8-12 hours prior to test, even if this means adjusting time of splitting of dose day before test.
Vitamin D is rather low.
B12 and folate might be better slightly higher
What supplements do you currently take?
Thank you for your reply.
I take co-enzyme- q- 10, D3 6,000 units, magnesium, vit C, Vit K, digestive enzymes.
What iron would you suggest to buy that has proven beneficial?
Your ferritin levels are fine. You don't need any iron
Never supplement iron unless GP has done full iron test panel that shows you are Anaemic
Vitamin D - is that mouth spray or tablets?
D3 capsule Life Extensions Uk
Many of us find that vitamin D mouth spray works better than tablets as it avoids poor gut function
Better You do 3000iu spray
Or one that includes vitamin K2 as well
Both available on Amazon
Thank you for your advice.