Originally Posted by sammy64
Gotta love the complexities of thyroid disease management
Hello Sammy -
Tell me about it! When I had this "lapse in judgement" with the HRT, I didn't think about the effect on thyroid hormone levels. Well DUH! Guess I'm still a TD newbie.
It is hard to tell what's in my HRT cream. It appears to be much higher amount of Progesterone than Bi-Estrogen, with a tiny bit of Testosterone. Guess I better make that call...
As far as Iron goes - not all is "fine and dandy". I've had VERY low ferritin for years. Last test: Ferritin = 18 ... (Range: 8-252)
(The 18 was my highest ever - started at 7). Even with 3 years supplementing daily, never could get it any higher than 18. Former PCP just wrote it off to menses related.
After endless attempts to figure out WHY, my new doctor stopped testing Ferritin and started looking at actual Iron levels. (Also had me discontinue Iron supplements). She continues to put "Iron Defecient Anemia" dx code on every lab slip and in my file.
Here are Iron lab test results:
Iron = 99 ....................... (50-170)
TIBC= 404 ..................... (250-450)
Iron Saturation= 25% ..... (20-55%)
She explained all this, but I didn't absorb it. HaHa
. Much like the iron supplement I suppose.
As always, thanks for your valued input. I appreciate it more than you know!