I have all the main hypothyroid symptoms right down to having lost the outer 1/3 of my eyebrows, weight gain, edema, internal shaking and feeling heart is fast, digestive issues and almost constant diarrhea, dry flaky skin, thin skin, gum issues (dentist says thyroid), sore knee joints, muscle cramps, tingling in toes, brain fog big time, total utter fatigue, shallow breathing, anxiety and tenseness often then depression like, muscle shrinkage, rapid heart rate occasionally (did the heart halter, no response back from hospital, so assume ok), slightly high BP ........
I am 62, have Hashi based on antibodies (never test for them anymore, always 70-90) and thyroid ultrasound. I am Not on any thyroid medication. I do take some bioidentical hormone cream estrogen, progesterone, testosterone.
Have had enormous stress taking care of elderly patients, so I presume my adrenals are fatigued. Have done the 24 hr saliva test (pretty good) and 24 hr urine test - normal.
So - My blood work in normal range - but why do I have the hypo symptoms?
Is it Thyroid Resistance?
I am having a teleconference with my encrin tomorrow - would hope to have something to say to her when she hides behind the normal blood ranges.....and says I am fine!!!!! Sigh.
Would appreciate your interpretation.
Many thanks to you all.
"Many hands make light work"
TSH - 2.13 (0.35-5.0) Taken while fasting
Free T4 - 15 (12-22)
Free T3 - 5.6 (3.4-5.9)
Reverse T3 - 22.5 (9.2 -24.1) This is increasing by the year, last year it was 20.0
Calculation - Ft3 5.6x100/Rt3 22.5 = 24.8 - Supposedly over 20 is good?????
B12 - 1104 (>220)
Ferritin - 106 (12-289)
Vit D - 141 (76-250)
CRP - 3.2 (<8.0)
CRP High Sensitivity - 2.9 (<=3)
ALT - 21 (<36)
Cortisol Morning - 379 (130-540)
DHEA - 5.4 (0.51-5.56) - Coming down, has been as high as 8 within past year
Testosterone - <20 (<30) Supplementing
Progesterone - 2.7 (post menopausal of course is low <0.7) Supplementing
Estradiol - 60 (post menopausal <202) Supplementing but low??
ACTH - 4.7 (<100)
Aldosterone - 275 (118-946)