Re: Opinions Needed / Results
Well technically the TSH alone is insufficient. By them you are in normal range 0.3-3.0 and are just nudging out of normal range. What are your symptoms? All of them.. go to a site that lists hyperT and hypoT symptoms and write them down. What is your daily baseline body temp? Do you have lunulas on your finger nails?
If you want to rule out the thyroid or confirm it now.. you need to test the stuff that can mimic it and hide from the standard tests:
Hashimoto's thyroiditis.. takes years in some people to drive you to hypothyroidism. Meanwhile you suffer like it because of antibody attack. Tests for it are:
TPOAb and TGAb
FT3 and FT4 - Optimal range is in the 50-80% range of normal.
Also you need to test your vit D, Ferritin, B12, and DHEA sulfate. All can affect you and mimic hypoT if low.
Looking at your results to see if any trend is apparent:
TSH 0.13 (0.40-5.50) - This doesn't correspond to the blood work.. antibodies can cause fluxing of TSH.
T4 Free 1.4 (0.8-1.8) - 60% here.. optimal
T3 Free 314 (230-420) - 44% just low on optimal.. and unbalanced.. should be with in 10% of your T4 levels.
T4 Free 1.2 (0.8-1.8) - 40% Low here now.. something is working on you.. the question is what. I would bet that it is Hashimoto's. TSH is not the tell all. It is just the pituitaries call to the thyroid for more hormone. Secondary hypothyroidism.. also known as hypopituitarism is very common in Hashimoto's sufferers.
Well that is my non-MD laymans opinion of a Hashimoto's adrenal insufficient suffering chemist/chemical engineer.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.