On a whim, I was at a different provider and had some thyroid tests run the other day. While the tests are not exactly the same ones I had run before, I was pretty surprised by how they seemed to be trending overall in comparison to those I had done five months ago, before TRT.
Old TSH: 4.08 (Range 0.27 - 4.20)
New TSH: 2.50 (Range 0.27 - 4.20)
Old Total T3: 0.84 (Range 0.80 - 2.00)
New Free T3: 3.3 (Range 2.3 - 4.4)
Old Total T4: 4.98 (Range 4.50 - 11.70)
New Free T4: 0.92 (Range 0.86-1.76)
Anyway, it wasn’t a total workup, but I just wanted something to look at, as my thyroid had not been tested since then. Also, I did not realize at the time that they were only running the “Free” of both hormones and not running them along with the totals. However, looking at where they fall in the reference range, I do think the numbers look more positive. I am curious as to what the cause might be. I have lost weight since then and have been exercising much more. I just wonder if the T or what the cause might be for what looks to be somewhat improved function.
Regardless, I still think that T4 is a bit concerning. I plan to get a full workup at my next visit with my primary physician and look at it more closely. As some others have mentioned to me, I do think the lower T4 may be hampering my weight loss a bit.
Anyway, I just thought I would throw them out there for input. Hope you guys are all doing well.