Julie G wrote:Have you looked under the hood at free T3, T4, and thyroid antibodies? Re. the WBC, mine are also low, but just slightly below the reference range. You're getting down there at 3.3. I'm guessing your neutrophils are low? My understanding is that a little low is OK (nothing to fight) but too low can be a problem. What does your doc say?
REALLY interesting about the lecithin. I'm also using that for choline. Given the relative success of your experiment, I'm curious why you're giving up.
Yes. At various times I've done complete thyroid and antibody panels. It's idiopathic. LIkewise with my beta cells (idiopathic): still putting out some insulin, but not enough for me to eat carbs freely. Which I don't want to do anyway. The thyroid issue showed up 6 years ago with a TSH up at 93. I'm completely dependent on my thyroid meds. So, for this experiment, I ordered a free T4 along with the TSH and both T4's came back on the high side of normal. So, it's hard to understand why I would be making TSH.
No, my lymphocytes and platelets are also low. When we were trying to get my thyroid meds adjusted right, at one point my meds were too high and my WBCs and platelets, which had been dropping ever since I started restricting calories about 15 years ago, got down to just under the reference range and have stayed there ever since (5 years now). My platelets average 140 and my WBC averages 3.6. My doctor is completely unconcerned, but he thinks I know what I'm doing and leaves me to call the shots.
I just wanted to get your hit on this to see what the group experience is since I'm a kinda on my own with it.
Oh, and an emphatic NO! I am not giving it up. My next experiment will be NR+PT to see if I can discern a difference between NR and NMN. The NR is in the mail - should be here tomorrow! I didn't want to pre-order it in case experiment 1 messed with my liver enzymes, homocysteine, lipids, blood sugar, etc.