July 2010 Surgery gone wrong, bowel torn open, massive infection, surgery to clean up that mess, wound left open, three months to close. Starvation in hospital, IV nutrition denied, lost two pounds per day. I was a zombie for a long time, brain fog too. I am a prime candidate for adrenal fatigue.
October 2010, energy levels started to crash, felt dead, that was depressing.
Jan 2011, routine TRT LEF male panel. TSH is 1.60, was 0.98 Jun/2010. Later checked body temps, which were low. Checked the salt that wife purchases... listed natural iodine, but amount was insignificant. Took large amounts of iodoral and found that I felt better very fast. My low body temps were fixed.
July 2011, repeat male panel and added thyroid panel.
I was hoping that the added iodine would fix the TSH problem. The iodine improved my life greatly, but TSH is still in the same territory as before. The other thyroid numbers may have been a mess prior to the iodine replenishment.
This my first/only thyroid panel.
TSH 1.53 -male panel
TSH 1.57 -thyroid panel, same draw as above, same lab performed both tests
T4 5.1 [4.5 - 12] mid=8.25 way too low
fT3 3.4 [2.0 - 4.4] mid=3.3 looking good
fT4 1.15 [.82 - 1.77] mid=1.295 a bit low
rT3= 220 [90-350] do not know how to interpret, need ideas, this may have been worse.
cortisol 16.2 @ 11:41 AM, seems OK
PM 2.3 - 11.9
Ferritin 112 [30-400] eating a lot of red meet, iron intake should be good.
RBC is mid scale
Hemoglobin 15.2 [12.5 - 17.0]
serum iron 77 [40 - 155]
TT, FT, E2 are great
PSA, CRP and homocysteine are really good
BP is good, never changed
Doc wanted me to stop taking 10mg lovastatin, speculation re side effects. With that drug total cholesterol was down to 180. Now without it is 202. I don't have an expectation that this will be sustainable.
Serum glucose was 102-104 in the past. This time it was 87. That is a huge change.
So what do you guys think about the thyroid and rT3 situation?
Energy level quite good at time of these tests, initiating and getting a lot of work done.
Surgery to correct incisional hernia in August, looking forward to that!