Tuesday, April 12, 2011
- Heart Palps
All these symptoms are no where near as bad as they were in 2007 but they are still not pleasant and I'd like to get rid of them.
After doing some research online I find out that one of the most important test to get done when you are hypothyroid is Free T3 .I decided to see a holistic doctor to see why I'm still having symptoms when my TSH is in a normal range and to find out what my Free T3 level is.
- Free T3 is 2.2 ( Normal range is 2.4-4.4)
Aha!!! This could be why I'm still having hypothyroid symptoms.
I started taking 37mg of Zinc and 1mg of copper after reading THIS article.
One month later my Free T3 is up to 3.0 and I feel so much better! Now onto dealing with those pesky TPO antibodies!
- TSH 2.3 (6.9 back in September)
- TPO Antibodies 309 (602 in September)
- TgAb Antibodies are completely gone!
I'd say I've made some progress! Now I will have to wait and see if this was the answer I was praying for and if I can keep my thyroid stable on Selenium and Vitamin E or would I have to eventually go on Thyroid hormone replacement? Time to defy the odds!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Side note: People with hashimoto's disease should not take iodine supplements. Iodine is very inflammatory if you have hashimoto's disease.