I have an under-active thyroid as a result of radiation to that area many years ago. I’ve been taking levothyroxine for many years. Current dosage 88mcg/daily.
Even though this medication has been in the “normal” range, I have been having symptoms like cold hands/feet, lack of energy, some foggy thinking and reading things on this forum are making me think maybe I should be treating this differently.
Here are my questions.
I’ve posted labs from earlier this week to see if anybody here who is super knowledgeable about thyroid as any comments.
I’ve read on various comments that you want to get your TSH at or under 1. If this number is lower, wouldn’t that mean less thyroid and therefore possibly worse symptoms? Or is there some sort of inverse relationship?
Any thoughts on synthetic thyroid vs. Armour (for example) or something compounded?
Thanks for any informed input!
Very recent labs:
Free T 4 index: 2.5, range 1.4-3.8
T3 Uptake: 34, range 22-35
T3 Free: 3.1, range 2.3-4.2
T4: 7.4, range 4.9-10.5
T4 Free: 1.3, range 0.8-1.8
TSH: 2.09, range 0.40-4.50