I’m sorry that your efforts are giving you the opposite results you’re looking for.
Earlier this year, I took Dr. Alan Christianson’s Thyroid Reset course. He’s a well-respected naturopath who is board-certified in endocrinology. He says the optimal range for TSH is .5 to 1.5. He would say yours is too high.
I’m not sufficiently familiar with the other thyroid tests you had done to comment. I usually get tested for TSH, free T3 (fT3), free T4 (fT4), and sometimes reverse T3 (rT3). This is the basic testing that Dr. Christianson recommends.
I had a TSH of 0 for many years, with my fT3 and fT4 scraping the bottom of the range. Dr. Christianson says this odd pattern is almost always due to being overmedicated. I became convinced to work with my doctor to gradually lower my dose. Per my last tests, my TSH is now in that optimal range, but my fT3 and fT4 are below range. In a Q&A call, Dr. Christianson said something else is going on now (because those levels should have come up), perhaps LPS endotoxemia, heavy metals, mineral deficiencies, etc. I’m trying to address LPS endotoxemia on my own and working with a FM practitioner to look at other potential causes.
Meanwhile, my lipids have risen. For example, my total cholesterol is now 255. (I used to be one of those people with a TC of 168.) I suspect my low thyroid hormones are to blame. That makes me wonder if you might be experiencing a similar issue.
In my case (per http://www.yourmedicaldetective.com/public/523.cfm
), my HDL-to-TC ratio and my triglycerides-to-HDL ratio are optimal. So I’m not too worried about it. I’m more concerned about improving my fT3 and fT4 levels.
I’m curious to hear what forum members who know more about lipids have to say about your situation. Are you on a ketogenic diet? You didn’t say, but it sounds possible.
If you are, maybe your rising lipids are all about that, or maybe it’s a combination of the ketogenic diet and low thyroid. (I’m on a ketogenic diet.)
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