I just got a call from my doctor that my Vitamin D level is low, and that my Calcium is also "borderline low" at 8.9 with normal beginning at 9. My thyroid levels were TSH at 1.459 and Free T4 at .79 (.59-1.67). I think I remember reading that some of you have low Vitamin D as well and it is common in Hashi's. Did I remember right? He is sending me a prescription for Vitamin D and I will take it for a month and then go to over the counter supplements.
My creatinine is at .9 and chloride at 110 which is a little high for me but I has not drank anything prior to testing. I seem to stay a little dehydrated.
Think you got yourself an excellent dr. I have RA, Hashi's and diabetes and when my new internist first saw me she found out I had low Vit D. The amazing thing is once I started the supplements, my RA got better, went into remission which I had never done before, so to me Vit D supplementation has done a world of good for me. No problems with my diabetes and was able to get off of Metformin by diet and walking and my thyroid is stable. Just hope that those muscle problems will go away with the Vit D. good luck!
Yes Oleander I knew you were around the Mountain View area. This doctor is in Little Rock and I live way south of there. He is very knowledgable and a sweetheart but seems to stick to conventional TSH and such, but my FT4 continues to fall and I think it is only a matter of time before it gets low enough. He is the only one who has tested my Vitamin D levels and it sure makes sense with my symptoms, muscle weakness and twitching, insulin resistance, lightheaded, etc. Although he said the antibodies were giving me a fit at the time also and listen to this actually said antibodies were causing most of my symptoms.
My Endo is Dr Finn Karlsson and he is in Harrison at this time. He was practicing in Houston. He is very very up to date but has to go back and forth to Iceland because his mother is ill....... He has turned my health around. Really a Gem..... He was my 4th Endo I went too, all others being a huge disapointment. If you ever need a different Doctor give him a try.
I am in hopes this one will help and is watching my nodules, etc. and I am also seeing a OB/GYN closer to home that is into nutrition/bioidentical hormone replacement. I hope between the two that I will get better. I intend to get them on the same page. The Vitamin D makes a lot of sense after reading the symptoms and I seem to have a lot of them. My calcium was also a little low and his nurse said it should come up when Vitamin D levels get better. I am hoping after that lines out other things will fall into place. Thanks though. You never know when you will have to kick one to the curb. Hashi's is a big pain in the neck.
Mattie - just FYI, a nice source of quality vitamins is Freeda Vitamins - you can find them on line. I take a Calcium Citrate supplement with Vitamin D that is easily absorbed. I've never had a problem with it in 17 years and both levels have always been good on blood tests.
Have any of you used Garden of Life -- Vitamin Code vitamins for WOMEN? It contains a host of raw foods, enzyme, probiotics, amino acids that helps the aborption & targeted delivery unique for health as nature intented with raw stuff.
I take the one for MEN. But,the last time I went to my Endo on 5/18 -- She said, it looks like your Thyroid numbers have self corrected. So, I told her the changes I had made with diet and vitamins.