Please read the stickies found here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/about-the-t-replacement-category/38/2?u=ksman
- advice for new guys
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
- thyroid basics
fT4 is mid range and good, TSH is way to high.
TSH should be closer to 1.0
T3, T4, fT3, fT4 should be nearer to mid range.
Please check oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. This is very important.
If you are not using iodized salt, you are iodine deficient and these problems are expected.
In Norway the main sources of dietary iodine are milk and dairy products, as well as fish and fish products, which contribute about 80% of the iodine intake. In other European countries iodinated salt, meat, bread and milk products contribute a major part of the iodine intake. In the Norwegian study the contribution of iodine from supplements or from iodized salt was not included in the calculations, since only some brands of table salt in Norway are fortified with iodine. The study by Dahl et al. combines an estimation of iodine intake in the diet with urinary iodine concentrations and serum levels of TSH and free thyroid hormone. Some population groups have a very low intake of iodine, which is an important finding. The material is, however, relatively small and the methodology is debatable. Nationwide studies in all countries are needed, and in Norway such a study is in progress. The authors conclude that iodization of table salt in Norway is too low to secure sufficient iodine intake for all people.
Population dependence on diary is stupid. And iodine levels in dairy have dropped as dairy farmers are using less iodine teat wash and iodine salt blocks.
This is a distaster: "In Norway, few brands of table salt are iodized (maximum 5 μg/g NaCl), and the use of this salt is limited to private households and not allowed in the food industry ."