1. #1

    Intro Thyroid Labs

    So I know you guys are going to say to get more tests done, and I agree and I will but all these tests ain't cheap, so for now this is what I've got:

    TSH 3.61 uIU/mL (0.45 - 4.50)
    Free T3 3.0 pg/mL (2.0 - 4.4)
    Free T4 1.32 pg/mL (0.82 - 1.77)

    It looks like based on Nelson's targets for optimal that my TSH is rather high (target < 1.5), my Free T3 is low (target > 3.7), and my Free T4 is ok (target > 1.3). Any thoughts?

  2. # ADS
    Purchase From Our Affiliates
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    51
    Help Excelmale

    Defy
     

  3. #2
    Moderator Vince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    7,757
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk001 View Post
    So I know you guys are going to say to get more tests done, and I agree and I will but all these tests ain't cheap, so for now this is what I've got:

    TSH 3.61 uIU/mL (0.45 - 4.50)
    Free T3 3.0 pg/mL (2.0 - 4.4)
    Free T4 1.32 pg/mL (0.82 - 1.77)

    It looks like based on Nelson's targets for optimal that my TSH is rather high (target < 1.5), my Free T3 is low (target > 3.7), and my Free T4 is ok (target > 1.3). Any thoughts?
    Your labs aren't to bad, no reverse T3. I would supplement with low dose iodine, zinc and selenium for improving your thyroid gland.
    I am not a medical practitioner. Any suggestions I provide are not medical recommendations and are just my opinions. Please consult with your physician on any matters concerning your health.

  4. #3
    Any recommendations or guidelines for amounts? I'm already getting zinc and selenium in my multivitamin, but it seems like in general most guys tend to supplement things at amounts way higher than what you get in a typical multivitamin.

  5. #4
    Super Moderator Vettester Chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,718
    Your FT4 is at 52% of reference range, and FT3 is at 41.7%. Ideally, most will find the zone when both values are somewhere between 50%-to-80% of reference range, fairly close together, having adequate reserves of T4 converting to the more active, potent T3 (and T2, T1) ...

    So, knowing your FT3 is lagging a bit would probably warrant more research, BUT, as you stated, more labs are needed. Reverse T3 is the first (1st) thing I would want to compare against the labs you presented, then of course TPO and TgAb antibodies need to be factored.

    Being that T4 is further to the right than T3, the area of nutrients and adequate supplementation could very well play a key role as indicated by Vince. Selenium ... get at least 200mcg/day ... Iodine w/kelp, I take 600mcg to 800mcg daily (liquid drops), but I would suggest 150mcg/day and see where you go.

    Other companion nutrients are: Magensium (I take 400mg at night), Vitamin C, and I'm a firm believer that adequate Vitamin D3 needs to be in the mix (I take 5,000iu/day), and DHEA 25mg at night helps balance the adrenals, which is good for the thyroid, and for iodine productivity at higher doses (matches my needs, but yours could be different) .. As always, consult with your physician on what's right for you.
    Please, no PM's posting lab results ... Let's Keep them on the Open Forum for Everyone to Comment. Feel free to PM me a link to your thread if you would like me to comment. Thanks!!


    I am not a Doctor, I only play one on T.V. Please consult your physician, or a trained-licensed physician before proceeding with any comments or suggestions posted on this or any forum.


  6. #5
    Yeah my multivitamin is definitely not giving me those amounts. Thanks for the input guys.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New Thyroid Labs
    By JayLay777 in forum Thyroid, DHEA, Cortisol, Prolactin, Pregnenolone and More
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-09-2018, 11:40 AM
  2. DefyMedical intro labs, high DHEA
    By PushrodV8 in forum Blood Test Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-22-2018, 11:24 AM
  3. Thyroid labs
    By sportsfan8724 in forum Blood Test Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-12-2017, 07:57 AM
  4. Are my thyroid labs ok
    By hfbjr in forum Thyroid, DHEA, Cortisol, Prolactin, Pregnenolone and More
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-24-2017, 12:10 PM
  5. Hello to All - My Intro & Labs 54.8
    By cadcard in forum Blood Test Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 07-31-2015, 01:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •