Always need lab ranges.
Skip T3 uptake and free thyro indexes, those are obsolete.
TSH should be near 1.0
T3, T4, fT3, fT4 should be near mid-range or a bit higher.
Thyroid is not right. Labs ranges are useless because you are “normal” when you are suffering.
Problem may be iodine deficiency.
What is your history of [not] using iodized salt?
Post oral body temps - see below.
Are you getting 150-200mcg selenium in your vitamins? Selenium deficiency probably cause for thyroid autoimmune diseases.
Stress can lead to adrenal fatigue that increases rT3 that interferes with the active hormone fT3. See the thyroid basics sticky for: stress, adrenal, rT3, Wilson’s Book.
TT and FT levels are low, need these labs:
fasting glucose or A1C
fasting cholesterol - can be too low
AM cortisol at 8AM or 1 hour after waking up.
Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category
- advice for new guys - need more info about you
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.
I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.
The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.