This looks easy, for me at least. Serious issues.
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You have hypothyroidism, which by itself can affect your other hormones.
Please read these stickies: - this will take a few days
- advice for new guys - then post more info about you
- things that damage your hormones
- thyroid basics
I think that you have adrenal fatigue, caused by over training and starvation diets. You may also have compounded things by using seat salt instead of iodized salt, creating an iodine deficiency. We then expect that rT3 is elevated, blocking fT3, lowering mitochondrial metabolism, lowering ATP and pregnenolone leading to lower body temperatures and energy levels.
Thyroid labs are misleading.
TSH should be closer to 1.0
T3, T4, fT3, fT4 should be mid range or a bit higher
You need these labs: - you have some now
fT4 [please not T3, T4]
AM cortisol, at 8AM please
CBC with hematocrit
fasting cholesterol [may be too low]
Need lab number and aways with ranges.
The stickies are the threads in the forum that always stuck to the top of the list. Look at the large numbers of posts/reads.
In the thyroid basics sticky, look for references [can use ^F] to:
Wilson [wilsons book on adrenal fatigue that you should read]
TSH, fT3, ft4, rT3
EFAs, fish oil, nuts, flax seed oil/meal
double your vit-D3 intake, many need 5000iu/day
high potency B-complex multi-vits, with trace elements, including iodine+selenium
Do you feel cold easily?
Outer eyebrows sparse?
General hair thinning?
What is your history/timeline of [not] using iodized salt and/or vitamins listing iodine?
There are many guys here in your age group, attracted to this site. Otherwise I am inclined to believe such problems in the general population are not so frequent. Your T levels are low, but that is a symptom/consequence, not a root problem.
Please try not to miss any points so I am back tracking.
Also, we can evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures:
- when you first wake up, should be 97.7-97.8, higher is OK, 97.3 is a problem
- also check for 98.6 mid-afternoon
Read this post more than once, its a lot to swallow.