Well it looks like your pituitary is responding to your thyroid hormone dose since your TSH is dropping. That's great news!
I'm happy to hear that you're starting to feel better.
When you get your thyroid hormones measured next time, ask your doctor for the "Free Thyroid Hormone" test aka a "Free T test" in addition to your TSH. The Free T test measures how much Free T3 and Free T4 is in your blood available to cells.
When you are on Armour, dosing is usually done by how much FREE thyroid hormone is in your blood, (and your symptoms) not by the TSH. The Free T test is more accurate as to how much hormone is readily available to cells all over your body.
Did you take your Armour the day of the test, if so how far in front of it?
Your TSH seems to be quite low, this isn't a problem if your Free Ts are in range.
Also some peeps on Armour seem to do better at the lower TSHs for some reason.
What you've got here is a T3 & T4 TOTALS (both bound and Free Thyroid hormone) which isn't particularly helpful bc it doesn't say how much of these hormones are free and you didn't provide your tests ranges.
Do you have the ranges on your Prolactin test? My understanding it that these tests vary from one lab to the next, so it helpful to have the range. For MOST tests "normal" is between 3-30 which would make your score very much in range.
I would ask your doc to test your TPO antibodies again to see if you can drop the selenium.
Talk to your endo about the swelling in the crease of your eyelid and ask if it would be prudent to test for TSI antibodies. Your endo sees a lot of people with this condition, he'd be the one to ask. Your body has been thru a lot, it might just be general inflammation that settled in that spot.
Yes, TSI antibodies are usually associated with Graves.... hyPERthyroid disease... but some people with Hashimoto's have them too... I do.
You don't want to be on 200mcgs of selenium any longer than you have to be... which is usually no more than 6 weeks -2 months.
The RDA is 55mcgs, but in your case you had crazy elevated TPOs, which respond both to selenium and the addition of thyroid hormone.
Hope your endo is a keeper...
Edited by: MZZCHIEF at: 5/9/2013 (00:42)
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