Posted 7/20/2013 10:48 AM (GMT -6)
Stats: 187lbs, 5'9", M, 28, eat healthy and train 5x week.
I was recently diagnosed by my endo with "sub-clinical hypothyroidism". I have two lab tests as of right now and I would like to get opinions on whether this diagnosis warrants me taking medication, specifically, Armour Thyroid - starting dose is 15mg ( she wanted to start me low and build up ).
Symptoms experienced: fatigue, mental fog, lack of motivation, difficult to lose bf in belly and thigh area, low libido, and bouts of depression.
Here are my labs...I apologize that there aren't more tests and they are inconsistent as well...the first was done by my primary and the second was done by my endo.
T3 uptake 36 (flagged high) range: 22-35%
T4 thyroxine 5.1 range: 4.5-12.0 mcg/dL
TSH 3.94 range 0.4-4.50 mIU/L
TSH 3.38 range: 0.40-4.50 mIU/L
Thyroxine, Free Direct 1.1 range: 0.8-1.8 ng/dL
Thank you all in advance for your input and opinions... :D