Looking for advice please on these counts for my partner who has Fibro, she has been under treatment from a Naturopath and is feeling much worse and her labs got worse. Any advice welcome.
The treatment consisted of 4 drops of iodine a day based on patch test 8 hours?, plus over 1g of Phenyalanine daily and 3 Adrenavive No 1 a day, 2 in morning and 1 in afternoon. She seemed okay on the Adrenanvive but things began to go wrong after increasing the dose of iodine and starting Phenyalanine. Labs below.
TSH Oct 2017 1.6 (Range 0.27-4.2) TDL
TSH Oct 2021 was 2.32
TSH March 2022 is 3.08
Iodine 4 drops and Phenyalanine started 22 Aug 2022
TSH 31 Aug 2022 is 5.09
FT3 for same dates above starting from top is 4.8,4.4,4.5, and after 2 weeks of Iodine and Pheny Ft3 is 3.4. (Range 3.1-6.8) TDL
FT4 for same dates is 19.5,19.,15.7, and 13.4 after two weeks of treatment. (Range 12-22) TDL
Thyroid peroxidase was 25.8 in Oct 2021 and after recent treatment is 37.5 (Range 0-34)
Thyroglobulin Antibody was <10 in Oct 2021 and after treatment is 12.8 (Range 0-115)
I hope thats is clear enough to read , I have it on a Excel spreadsheet but couldnt see how to upload it.
When the last lab was done she was feeling awful so stopt the Iodine and Phenyalanine but is still on 3 Adrenavive One . She is feeling a better almost a month on but concerned re the antibodies etc. My plan was to tetest the thyroid labs in the next few weeks to see if her counts went back to pre treatment or maybe her thyroid was packing up anyway. Not sure of best way forward re treatment. We are thinking about starting slowly on Armour or ERFA and support the Adrenals with the Adrenavive ? and Pregnenolone or low dose hydrocortisone until thyroid levels are up. Not sure if we should try testing for iodine, the patch test allegedly showed low at 6 and 8 hours but the patch test results never seemed to improve at 2 or 4 drops a day which raises a question on its validity, I am also aware too much iodine can suppress the thyroid. Her iron, B12 and Vit D are all optimal. All advice and opinions welcome as my partner really needs some help with this and we are still at the head scratching phase.