I'm female although I think my profile says male. dunno. First post and I'll try not to go on too much as I have a tendency to do when it comes to my health. First this all started about 2 years ago or maybe a little longer - the symptoms of hypothyroidism i.e poor memory, depression, dry skin, dry hair, slowed speech, feeling cold etc. It was a bit of a journey but finally I got diagnosed as hypothryroid about 8 months ago. It was also discovered that my folate, hemoglobin and Vitamin D were very low. I'm taking iron/folate tablets as well as vitamin D and it's all getting better but I still don't feel quite right and my hair is still dry.
Anyways, back to the thyroid - I think that it was really only my T3 that was low, and I don't have most of the labs. I only have my last lab. I'm from the Caribbean and I'm not if the ranges are the same as in the US/UK but I put them in brackets just in case they're not: T3 1.47 (1.30-2.60), T4 11.8 (9.0-19.0), TSH 2.52 (0.32-5.00).
Ok, as I said before I don't think everything is quite right, so I'm wondering if to ask for the medication (Cytomel- T3) to be upped. Should I ask for other vitamins/ minerals to be tested? I was thinking about magnesium but I was reading somewhere that the blood tests for this might not be accurate because the body will always make sure it has enough in the blood and will even leech it from the bones....read it somewhere on the net, don't know if it's true. I was also wondering if to have my cortisol levels tested because I went through a stressful period right before my thyroid starting giving me problems. And one last thing I am considering testing are my sex hormones but I'm wondering when is the best time/day during my cycle to go and get those done.
I feel a little lost. So I recently started going to a naturopath who has been giving me various herbs, drops to help. I know it is probably not a good idea...I am so lost.
I appreciate any feedback.