Re: Are These Numbers Hypo?
Many hypo people have low D, but low D would not cause the kind of thyroid levels you have.
You are hypothyroid, based on TSH consistently above 2 and low-range FT4. (Most importantly, low FT4.) You just need a doctor who understands it.
Prescription vitamin D is usually D2, which is junk. Over the counter D3 is much more likely to benefit you. I've seen a couple of instances here where D2 did nothing to raise levels, but there was quick improvement with the D3. When my low D was discovered, my MD told me to take 2000/day of OTC D3. After 6 weeks, it hadn't helped, so I increased it to 5000 units/day, which did the trick. I've now dropped back to 2000 for maintenance, and it's holding steady. According to the vitamin D council, safe dosage is up to 5000 units/day.
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