It's been a while...I've been working on feeling better overall since Total Thyroidectomy 6yrs, 10 months ago. My last post was May 10, 2017. Since then, through a series of increased T3 by 5mcg every 3 months, and by 10mcg in August 2018, my energy level is up - but I also drink expresso coffee most days. The following issues remain - weight loss is very, very slow, despite moderate exercise, supplements and eating reasonably healthy. As soon as I slip up following a rigid low carb, low sugar, high protein diet - the few pounds lost come back! Anyhow, other symptoms are left eye spasms-sometimes for a few days, numbness in balls of feet, short term memory loss, low bladder capacity, occasional muscle weakness and piercing spasms in mostly left hand, unmotivated to do much other than necessary, sometimes my right hand falls asleep at night or while on the mouse while working on computer. I'm dragging to get up in the morning even though I take thyroid meds at 3am. I no longer crave fried fast food. Currently taking probiotics, Vitamin D, and use coconut oil for cooking.
I took the following labs at 10am on 11/9, except for thyroid labs - taken at 3:30pm. I take 100mcg of Tirosint and 50mcg of slow release compounded T3 at 3am daily. I take it at 3am in case I need to eat around 6am before going to gym.
Here are results from Labs taken 11/09/18:
Free T3 - 3.9 (range 2.3-4.2)
Free T4 - 1.4 (range 0.80-1.8)
TSH--0.07 L (range 0.4-5.5)
RT3 – 14 (range 8-25)
Vit D - 39 (range 30-100)
Vitamin B6 H – 145.9 (range 2.1-21.7)
Vit B12 - 1012 (range 200-1100)
Potassium--3.2 L (range 3.5-5.2)
Chloride Serum – 100 (range 98-110)
Sodium serum – 139 (range 135-145)
Iron - 73 (range 40-190)
Ferritin – 120 (range 10-232)
Iodine – 70 (range 52-109)
CRP – 20.8 H (range 1-3 is average; 3.1-10-higher)
Cortisol AM – 8 (range 4.6-20.6)
Cortisol FREE AM - 0.22 (range 0.07-0.93)
DHEA Sulphate – 169 (range 19-231)
My doctor told me to use Niacin to bring down my elevated B6. This was due to my multivitamin supplement having excessive amounts.
I appreciate any insight you can provide that can help me get to an efficient level with weight loss and resolve other symptoms. Thank you.