I've had a total thyroidectomy and take Levothyroxine. I've always struggled with poor conversation, my latest results are:
TSH level 0.35 (normal range: 0.30-4.50)
T3 level 3.9 (normal range: 3.1-6.8)
T4 level 19.5 (normal range: 10.0-22.0)
I've just bee diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. I was shocked and, after reading a number of related articles, I'm convinced it is related to my low T3 results.
Kidney disease is a scary diagnosis which could have a massive impact on my health. I need to do everything I possibly can to try and halt any deterioration to stage 4.
I have an appointment with my GP to discuss my care plan, I intend to ask for a referral to an endocrinologist and attempt to get prescribed natural T3. From previous experience, I know this may prove to be problematic, I think I need to go prepared with evidence to back up my request. I wondered if anyone knows of any credible studies that link Levothyroxine and low T3 to kidney disease.