The latest blood work results, as expected the lab did not do all the tests requested. so no FT3 T4 FT4 RT3 TgAb, TRAS, also no AB ACTH Vitamin D Lh & no DHEA
so guys what is this lot telling me. Currently on Eltroxin 100mg 4 days & 50 mg 3 days.
lab range in brackets (...)
Eosinophils 0.51 (0.04-0.4) Oct 2011 .37
Cholesterol (total) 7.42 (3.5-5.2) Oct 2011 6.66
Cholesterol ( LDL) 5.44 (high risk>4.14) Oct 2011 4.82
TSH 9.642 (0.2-4) Oct 2011 0.148
ATPO 307.9 (<5.6) N/A
Folic acid 4.4 (3.1 -20) Oct 2011 7
Ferritin 16 (5- 204) Oct 2011 15
Iron 16.2 (4-28) Oct 2011 16.2
Oestradiol 317 (luteal 77-1145) N/A
Progesterone 41.26 (day 19-23 2.7-43.5) N/a
I have on order some 60mg Thiroyd / Thyroid (Armour Thyroid), what is the best way for me to start, I will be doing this on my own with all your help i hope, as GP & Endo are useless.
Thanks in advance for responses, i may have to come back tomorrow to catch up.
ATPO is thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOab). You can see that yours is elevated, and elevated TPOab indicates Hashi's.
The only real "thyroid" test on there is TSH. It's elevated, which indicates hypo, but it's such an unreliable test that what it really indicates is that you should have further testing. FT3 and FT4 are a MUST at this point. TSH alone does not give you enough information to medicate on.
T4 is considered an obsolete test, pretty much a waste of money. I wouldn't worry too much about RT3 at this point. Why do you suspect RT3 dominance? TGab is just another antibody, confirmation of Hashi's (but not necessary to confirm), so you can probably scratch that off your list permanently.
Do you have hypo symptoms? Why do you want to switch to Armour? Have you any indication of poor conversion? Do you have any other health conditions that might contraindicate Armour?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.