Today I got a call from my doctor letting me know my lastest thyroid readings after 8wks on 30mg of Armour. The results are:
Free T4 0.91(.89-1.76)
Free T3 172(80-181)
I also had a bone density test done and I have Osteoperosis. My spine is at 70% and my hip at 84%, what ever those numbers mean.
I requested upping my dose of Armour, but since I have Osteoperosis my doctor refused to do so using that as an excuse. So now I am stuck at 30mg of Armour. Looking at my #'s I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I am fine on my current dose, but it looks like I am lacking in the Free T4 department. Any suggestions would be helpful. I'm not sure what my bone density should be. I am a 45 yrs old, post menopausal, not taking any HRT, but eat healthy and exercise 4-5 days a week. I don't smoke, don't drink sodas, or anything with caffeine. I don't eat junk food and have a healthy weight (115lbs and 5ft 3inches tall).
I am wondering if being on thyroid meds the past 3 1/2 yrs caused the decrease in my bones. This just seems to be one more thing in the way to getting my thyroid right. Now I am wondering if I should be on any thyroid meds.
Getting old stinks!