TSH 9.210 Is Very High! Range 0.450-4.500 uIU/mL. Not sure what to make of this. Did a little research on hypothyroidism and read the thyroid basics sticky. Iodine deficiency and adrenal fatigue; l feel a bit confused not sure where to go from here but l want to move forward asap. This could explain the chronic fatigue, lack of energy, motivation, and lethargy, apathy, and depression, low libido, cold hands & feet. Getting a thermometer and taking body temps tomorrow. Have also had what doctors call benign tremor on my hands/fingers probably from this. Where should l go from here?
l’ve always felt my hGH is too low but here’s the IGF-1 results 209 Range 71-241 ng/mL. Does this suggest my hGH levels are ok?
In my opinion, first treat the one glaring problem, which is the hypothyroidism. Your sex hormone numbers look very good and no need to change your TRT at this point - you don’t want to change more than one variable at a time.
Once your hypothyroidism is treated I suspect you will feel pretty good. If so, no further changes are necessary. But if you don’t feel good you can then retest sex hormones (which may be changed by thyroid treatment) and go from there. If you wanted to add HCG then would be the time to do so, once your thyroid treatment has stabilized. Don’t add it at the same time as the thyroid treatment since it will make it very difficult to gauge whcih symptoms are from which change. [/quote]
Agreed. I have an appt with my doc next week but l’d like to start taking an iodine supplement. Thinking of taking 2 pills/day of 12.5mg ea (iodine 5mg, iodide 7.5mg)in hopes of feeling a bit better. But don’t want this to interfere with the thyroid treatment or if the doc wants to run more labs on TSH.