So I got my thyroid bloods back today.
Here is my thyroid relevant history:
Weight: 183 pounds
Waist around navel: 36 inches
Body & facial hair: lots, very hairy
Been on TRT for 3 years, Testogel 50mg per day. No HCG or AI ever. I’ve used Nolvadex 10mg self sourced maybe 5 days in total for an itchy nipple over the last 3 years of TRT.
No consistent source of iodine or selenium in my diet ever. Either salt or supplements.
I always have very cold hands & feet.
7 days of awakening oral temperatures as follows:
January 25th: 8.00am = 35.7/ 96.26 f
January 26th: 9.20am = 35.6/ 96.08 f
4pm = 36.4/ 97.52 f
January 27th: 9.15am = 35.9/ 96.62 f
6pm. = 36.4/ 97.52 f
January 28th :10.42am = 36.2/ 97.16 f
4pm = 36.5/ 97.70 f
January 29th : 7.30am = 35.3/ 95.54 f
5pm = 36.4/ 97.52 f
January 30th : 8.00am = 35.6/ 96.08 f
January 31st : 6.22am = 36.0/ 96.80 f
I have very thinned outer eyebrows - it looks like I pluck them with tweezers
I do a lot of exercise, eat very clean, but I put on fat far easier than I believe is normal. I’ve thought there is something wrong with how easy I gain body fat for a year - since I’ve gotten pretty fit.
I’ve basically suspected low thyroid and/or insulin resistance for a while based on fat gain.
I have lowish mood (but always have been depressive).
A month ago I started 6.25mg of iodine per day.
2 weeks ago I also added 200mcg of selenium per day.
10 days ago I upped iodine to 12.5mg per day.
3 days ago I upped iodine to 25mg per day.
My iodine intake skews my blood work from being a blank canvas, but I was convinced I was low thyroid so wanted to take action.
Here is my thyroid blood work.
TSH 5.6 mIU/L Range 0.27 - 4.20
15.9 pmol/L Range 12.00 - 22.00
89.3 nmol/L Range 59.00 - 154.00
4.66 pmol/L Range 3.10 - 6.80
<10 IU/ml. Range 0.0 - 115.0
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies
9.41. IU/ml. Range 0.0 - 34.0
All thoughts appreciated!