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Updated Blood work- TSH Questions

I got my first blood work in December and at that time my doctor did a very cursory test(Test, Vit D and HGH). I am happy with my most of the results but my TSH is high(4.62) and I tested my temperature(morning 97.4 and will do afternoon this afternoon) This time I requested a much more detailed(per spec on this website) lab. Below are my basic personal with results from lab below:

age- 40
height- 5’9
weight -185
waist- 33
describe body and facial hair- medium
did to grow fast or slow and steady as a teen-slow and steady
testes ache or hurt? ever? - no
mood - a little down
depression- very slight(bad work climate doesn’t help though)
libido - good, since beginning TRT consistent morning wood
get cold easily? a change? - no
dry skin, brittle nails? - no
use iodized salt? - a little
eat much sea food? - yes
exposure to chemicals? -no
ever used hair loss drugs? - no
Rx and OTC drugs -baby aspirin morning

Prostate Specific AG - 1.0
Insulin-Like Growth Factor - 263
Testosterone Serum - 612
Testosterone Free - 22.40
% Free Testosterone - 3.66%
DHEA-Sulfate - 301.66
Estradiol - 25.7
Roche ECLIA Methodology
Thryroid
TSH - 4.620
T4 - 7.1 ug/dl 4.5-12.0
T3 - 114 ng/dl 71-180
Vitamin D - 66.3 (last test was very low, supplements boosting numbers)
Lipids
Cholesterol, Total - 181
Triglycerides - 73
HDL Chl - 76

Again, going back to my TSH would an iodine supplement be the first place to go or I am reading the Thyroid sticky wrong?

Thanks for you help guys

Please use the [edit] in the lower RH corner and add ranges for T4 and T3.

As per the thyroid basics sticky, check waking and mid afternoon oral body temperatures, describe iodine intake history with iodized salt and vitamins listing iodine.

Doc palpates your thyroid?
Does your neck appear thick there?
Can you feel any lumps or asymmetries?

What are you injecting and when?
When were labs done relative to prior injection?

Have you been able to loose weight on your TRT?

Any health issues?

Blood pressure?

Supplements?

Sleeping OK? changed?

[quote]KSman wrote:
Please use the [edit] in the lower RH corner and add ranges for T4 and T3.

As per the thyroid basics sticky, check waking and mid afternoon oral body temperatures, describe iodine intake history with iodized salt and vitamins listing iodine.

Doc palpates your thyroid?
Does your neck appear thick there?
Can you feel any lumps or asymmetries?

What are you injecting and when?
When were labs done relative to prior injection?

Have you been able to loose weight on your TRT?

Any health issues?

Blood pressure?

Supplements?

Sleeping OK? changed?

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My sleeping has been horrible but my work situation has been brutal as well(small business owner going thru rough times) so not sure if that is the cause of my bad sleep patterns.

My blood pressure is 124/76

Looking at salt used in our everyday cooking we are using Sea Salt, so my guess is that we have been limiting our iodized salt consumption. Supplements; Vit D (5,000 units daily), Vit B12 (1,000 mcg)

On TRT I have become muscular/fit… I gained about 3lbs but I also train(crossfit 4 days per week)

Neck feels normal and Doc hasn’t palpated thyroid region. Doesn’t look thick there either.

Injections are twice weekly; 25 units of Test Cyp, 25 units HCG- 100mg weekly of Test Cyp and 500 HCG

Previous labs were done Dec 15-ish but were very limited; Testosterone, Vit D and HGH levels

Body temperatures?

[quote]KSman wrote:
Body temperatures?[/quote]

97.4 in the morning and 98.0 in the afternoon.

Not great, keep checking. Others in a household can share the same iodine status, check others too.

[quote]KSman wrote:
Not great, keep checking. Others in a household can share the same iodine status, check others too.[/quote]

Sounds good and after a lot of reading I decided to add an iodine supplement over the next week to see how it effects my temp/mood etc. From my local healthy/organic store I bought drops; Eidon Ionic Minerals, 2 drops = 225mcg

Thanks for checking in and assisting too, your help and input is invaluable!