I originally thought that KSman's comment 'worst thyroid labs' was regarding the 'backward high risk notation', not about the results of the labs themselves.
Am I wrong, or are my thyroid labs are really that bad?
I am currently eating between 1 and 2 lb of grass fed red meat per week ; it wasn't as much back when these labs were taken, however.
I took 3 iodoral (12.5mg) tablets for 3 days (monday - wednesday), and then 1 tablet each on thursday on friday, for a total of 11 tablets or 137.5mg over 5 days. Since then I've been taking the 'kelp' supplements, which are a very low dose but figured those would be sufficient for maintenance.
After the second week of taking the kelp supplements, I stopped as I want my labs to represent my normal levels.
I did notice that when taking the 3 tablets each day, I would become /extremely/ lethargic & brain-fogged, to the point of being couch locked, a few hours after taking them.
That has been happening to me on and off for years, but only 'intermittently' happened, and not very often.
I'll post the selenium and kelp dose later as I can't recall it.
While of course subjective, I've always handled the cold very well. I don't believe my eyebrows are sparse.
With a T3 of 77 ng/dl and a RT3 of 14 ng/dl, my ratio is 5.5, which is apparently very low.
Using the free T3 lab instead, of 3.3 pg/mL, my ratio is 23.6, but I assume the ratio is for T3 and not free T3?
Awesome news too - found a great local doctor that specifically deals with TRT / HRT / Thyroid issues / etc - Dr. Terry Grossman at http://www.grossmanwellness.com/. I have my first appointment scheduled for the 17th.