If you had not, have not, been using iodized salt, that may be a big factor in your problems.
Recently finished a pack of sea salt (not sure if it was iodized or not) but I have iodized sea salt around the house. Seems like I should start using it?
Thanks for all the available information that you posted up as I'm sure it has helped many people.
If you supplement iodine and do not have selenium in your multi-vits, there is a risk of problems with your thyroid.
I currently do not take supplements for iodine and selenium but should I start doing it to help fix my thyroid?
Is thyroid enlarged, lumpy, sore, asymmetrical? Thyroid looks normal, no lumps, no sores,
Get cold easily? This is a hard one to answer because I forgot to mention that, ever since going on TRT, I sweat way more then usual. When I have conversations with people, I sweat. If the room isn't AC or have a breeze blowing, I'll sweat. When I just wear a light sweater indoors, I sweat. It feels like my body that controls temparture had changed so I always tried to stay in cool places and prefered feeling cooled and it's currently still snowing. Ever since coming off of TRT, I feel like I don't feel I sweat as much but I still do. But overall, no, I don't get cold easily or shiver from getting cold.
Generalized hair thinning? Hair thinning seems fine
Outer eyebrows sparse? Out eyebrows seems fine
If you have elevated rT3, you cannot take T4 hormone because that will simply increase T4-->rT3.
You would need to take only T3
So when you say I need to only take T3, what medication would that be? Cytomel or liothyronine? And completely forget about taking levothyroxine as it is t4 medication?
stress in your life: I only have myself to worry about so I'm stress free. (not seeing anyone, mostly at home, mostly stationary unless I have to go groceries, bank, etc) Video games makes my life happy.
stress events, crisis None
illnesses, infections, inflammation Major thalassemia -> iron overload -> endocrine problems (from what I was told, fixing my iron overload MIGHT help reverse my endocrine problems but I might end up having low T which pretty much means, I still have endocrine problems)
accidents, surgeries None
TT (Not sure what test was done but it only said "Testosterone Test")
1.9 nmol/L Abnormal (general reference range 8 - 32)
E2 I remember it being 23.5 right in the normal range but I can't find the lab result online for some reason.
LH/FSH - too late now!
LH: 1.7 IU/L Normal (general reference 1.1 - 8.8)
FSH: 2.3 IU/L Normal (general reference 1.4 - 13.6)
Hemoglobin: 72 g/L Abnormal (general reference range 140 -180)
White Blood Cells: 5.4 Normal (general reference range 4 - 11)
Red Blood Count: 2.49 Abnormal (general reference range 4.5 - 6.5)
Hematocrit: 0.205 L/L Abnormal (general reference range 0.42 - 0.54)
You may wonder why my Hemoglobin is low and it's due to Major Thalassemia. I go in for blood transfusions monthly which increases my hemoglobin back to normal but slowlys go back down and go back for another monthly transfusion and repeat. Due to having this many transfusions, I may have some bloodwork that might not look normal for someone without this condition.
hematocrit: 0.205 L/L Abnormal (general reference range 0.42 - 0.54)
iron labs and ferritin
Ferritin: 1197 ug/L Abnormal (general reference range 22 - 275)
AST: 24 U/L Normal (general reference range 5 - 34)
ALT: 24 U/L Normal (general reference range 7 - 40)
AM cortisol [ at 8AM please]
5.1 mmol/L Normal (general reference range 3.8 - 6)
Do not have fasting cholesterol but I have Cholesterol
2.28 mmol/L Normal ( don't see a reference range)
Post oral body temperatures.
96.6 F (taken from ear, I do not currently own an oral device)
Post labs and get docs to produce old lab data.
I've tried my best with giving out all my current lab data and if I need to get the other lab data done, let me know which ones I'm missing and I'll try to get them done to help figure out my situation. Also, I want to say thanks again for helping out and having information available, I'll be looking at the stickies and other stuff.