Wow. That must be tough!
I would be a bit concerned because if you aren't getting any calcium in your diet, and your TSH is so low, you're at greater risk of osteoporous.
I wonder if it has anything to do with you have low stomach acid, or the type of calcium you are took? Calcium carbonate is the most common one because its the least expensive...its also the active ingredient in Tums. Tums is supposed to buffer high stomach acid. So if you've got low stomach acid, and take calcium carbonate, that would be a problem because the calcium carbonate would lower your acid even more, allowing food to ferment in your stomach.
Have you tried calcium citrate? That's what's in Citracal.
It doesn't mess with your stomach's acid.
Great idea to get your levels of D checked so that you can find your maintenance dose. I fooled around with mine for 2 years of testing before I got it right. Going into Menopause really messed things up on a variety of fronts... the D was one such one.
What you and Rissa are talking about here .... whether or not to take your thyroid replacement before your thyroid test, because of the spike in t3 and T4 after taking the pill... that's what I mean when I say that the numbers don't tell the whole story... which is why its so important to listen to your body.
Ratios of T3, T4, TSH, free and bound states of thyroid hormone, change thruout a 24 hour period, when you are supplementing thyroid hormone... largely depending on how quickly its absorbed into your blood and how long after you've taken your med, you're getting your blood test.
Meaning you will get different numbers for your Free T3 and Free T4 depending on when you took your medication and when the blood draw was.
Even a normal thyroid has a "tide", highs and lows on a 24 hour cycle. Fasting, illness, emotional states, exercise can all temporarily change these numbers. The TSH tends to stay the same, as its not a thyroid hormone... but going by that number alone isn't the answer either.
That's why I go more by how I feel.
Thyroid numbers and TSH may be precise... but they only reflect what's in your blood at the time of the draw. Meaning they have their limitations... good health is both and art and a science... not a mathematical formula.
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