Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:46 AM
Jack, free t4 and free t3 would be a much better indicator. Have you had any of the autoimmune tests (tsi, tpo, tb antibodies)
Male as well, I had elevated creatin kinase levels before I was medicated properly, aND for me it was the cause of a lot of my pain (for sure) and fasiculations (I think. btw, oj helped with the muscle twitching, i think it was the magnesium.). Do you drink water? It becomes important because it helps your body flush the creatin and ease the burden on your liver and kidneys. Drink some more (don't drown yourself)
If you're under the care of an endo, did he say anything about your ck result? Mine was enough out of wack that they ran liver and kidney function bloods.
Diagnosis: Hashimotos: 01/22/2016. Hypothyroid: 11/2015
RAIU: 6 hr. 1.5%, 24-hr 3.4% 12/2015:
No cancer detected still.
All Ranges: TSH - 0.465-4.680 | FT4 - 0.78-2.19
11/15/2015: No Meds: TSH: 72.5 | FT4: <0.07 unmeasurable
11/23/2015: Med change: 25 mcg by PCP
11/24/2015: Med change: 50 mcg PCP Consulted with Endocrinologist
01/23/2016: Med change: 100 mcg
03/03/2016: Med change: 125 mcg
05/18/2016: Med change: 137 mcg
12/03/2016: Med change:150 mcg
... intervening tests mostly the same
While many many women are affected by Hashimotos, a few guys are too!
So, my advice or comments or concerns and experiences come from a male perspective. (I'm a real boy, at least after I got to a decent dose of levo and the hair on legs and arms came back).