Posted 8/27/2014 6:55 PM (GMT -6)
Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself to the thyroid forum. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid roughly 2 years, ago, but 2 weeks ago that was changed (added? not sure if it's both now or just the one) to Hashimoto's. I have Ulcerative Colitis and living with a Jpouch since 2011; I used to frequent both the UC and ostomy forums here. I wanted to throw my numbers out there and get some feed back from people that have been dealing with this for awhile.
Free T3 - 2.95
Free T4 - 1.12
Reverse T3 - 176
TSH - 1.34
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies - 37
Anti-Thryoglobulin antibodies - < 0.9
My doctor upped my Amour Thyroid to 60mg daily with a retest for every 4 weeks until it gets within normal ranges. They recommend a comprehensive allergy test to eliminate any foods that may be keeping inflammation elevated in my body as well. (that will have to wait as it's pricey and I'm still paying off the <$4000 this year on other surgeries and gallbladder problems.)
Other low levels:
-Vitamin D - 43.9
normal 60-100. I'm taking 4000IU daily and one 50,000IU tablet a week
-Iron: Ferritin - 10.4
normal 80-150 (I have past anemia issues due to the UC, lots of blood transfusions, but my hemoglobin was 13 last time it was checked) so I'm now taking reacted Iron twice a day
-DHEA - 75
normal 200, taking 25mg twice a day
Thankfully my progesterone is normal thanks to daily bioidentical hormones for the last year.
So basically i wanted say hi, and see what people think of my numbers see if anyone has had similar numbers and had good success with any sort of treatments. thanks!