Hi all. I'm new here and confused.
I have been hypo for over twenty years due to RAI (Grave's), and lately things are getting messed up. Actually, since the 2009 reformulation of Armour have I started feeling so damn awful. I bounced around with Westhroid, back to Armour, then Synthroid for awhile, then back. A year ago when I was pregnant my TSH was 38 - so I had swung very hypo.
Now I'm on Acella (another NDT), and after being on Acella for 8 weeks, here are my latest labs:
FT3 3.1 (2-4.4)
FT4 .96 (.82-1.77)
RT3 159 (90-350)
Vit D 61.8 (32-100)
B12 1000 (211-946)
Ferritin 46 (13-150)
Folic Acid 19
So my FT3 is at barely 46%, my FT4 is at less than 20%, and my Ferritin isn't optimal.
Would the best course of action be to
1. Increase from 3 grains Acella to 3.25 and retest later?
2. Take iron supplements and retest later? or
3. Wait it out and see if I adjust to the new meds. ALTHOUGH when I was on the reformulated Armour, my labs were very, very similar, and I felt bad then, too.
I just need some help figuring out how to proceed. I've been told my ratio of T3 to T4 is off, too.