I know many of you post asking for guidance on where your labs should be - and here on this forum we speak from what's best for "us" personally as well as trying to find medical documents to back us up - but in reality - it all comes down to how "YOU" feel when dialing in dose replacement.
Below you will find my most recent lab work.
I have been on 125mcg Unithroid and 7.5 mcg morning dose and 5mcg 1pm dose of lilothyronine ( aka Cytomel generic) At first I had some flux in my lab's but looking back - I seemed to have the same movements taking brand Cytomel so the whole "generic" med's have alot of variables is a hunk of bunk.
Labs my doctor is completely satisfied with...
TSH <0.008 ( .440 -4.670
Free T-4 1.39 ( .82 - 1.77) ((1.29 - 1.53)) 1/2 - 3/4 of range mid range 1.408
Free T-3 3.48 ( 2.3 -4.20 ) ((3.25 - 3.72)) 1/2 - 3/4 of range mid range 3.4875
This is simply to prove T4 means absolutely nothing so if your doctor is using T4 lab results to dose you tell them to jump in a lake.
My doc orders a package T4, FT4 combo and then a separate T-4 , despite several notifications by me his lab is duplicating useless tests and charging me.
So can anyone explain what this means? How about absolutely nothing!!!!
If " a T4 test is used to evaluate thyroid function and diagnose disease" - how in the world is it so low with "perfect lab results"?? This was quoted from a reputable online lab site - and I;m sure the same words are written in the medical journals our doctors are trained from.
T4 6.8 ( 4.5 - 12.0 )
T4 5.5 ( 5.8 - 12.2 ) Same test name - different test manufacturers - blood drawn exact same moment.