( I forgot to add TSI earlier, added it here) Remission or block and replace or?
Last Post 31 Jul 2022 07:10 PM by Elaine Moore. 1 Replies.
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MoniUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:
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24 Jul 2022 05:07 PM

    Hello Elaine,


    I am wishing you all the best in the world!! Hope ur appetite grows and you gain the lbs you have lost this year!


    Your forum and of course especially you gave me so much of valuable information! Thank you sooo much!



    I was doing blood check ups regularly to make sure that my ft4 stayed on the upper end of the range with the lowest requiered dose of MMI.
    (Also taking supplements and bugleweed, motherwort and so on)

    After about more than a 1year and 3 months after starting treatment, my tsh started to raise slowly on a really low dose of MMI.




    20 Dicember 2021

    taking 2.5 mg MMI ( and 40 drops of bugleweed)

    Ft3 4.14 ( 1.80 - 4.60)
    Ft4 2.14 ( 0.73 -1.70)
    Tsh 0.004 ( 0.27 -4.20)




    21 February 2022

    taking 1.25 mg MMI ( and 20 drops of bugleweed)

    Ft3 2.37 ( 1.80 - 4.60)
    Ft4 1.31 ( 0.73 -1.70)
    Tsh 0.01 ( 0.27 -4.20)




    23 March 2022

    taking 1.25 mg MMI ( about 6 drops of bugleweed)

    Ft3 2.61 ( 1.80 - 4.60)
    Ft4 1.44 ( 0.73 -1.70)
    Tsh 0.23 ( 0.27 -4.20)




    20 April 2022

    taking 0.6 mg MMI ( and 3 drops of bugleweed)

    Ft3 2.77 ( 1.80 - 4.60)
    Ft4 1.39 ( 0.73 -1.70)
    Tsh 0.27 ( 0.27 -4.20)




    27. May 2022

    0.6mg MMI ( and 3 drops of bugleweed) ( blood taken at another laboratory, slightly different ranges)

    Ft3 2.79 ( 2.38 - 4.37)
    Ft4 1.37 ( 0.50 -1.40)
    Tsh 0.75 ( 0.44 -3.63)


    ANTI TPO 123.3 ui/ml Negative <50
    Limit 50-75
    Positive > 75

    ANTITHYROGLOBULIN 82.8 ui/ml Negative<100
    Limit 100-150
    Positive > 150


    TSI 0.64 ui/l Cutoff 0.55
    positive 0.55 or higher
    negative < 0.55

    20 July 2022

    taking 0.6 mg MMI ( and 3 drops of bugleweed)
    Ft3 2.72 ( 1.80 - 4.60)
    Ft4 1.31 ( 0.73 -1.70)
    Tsh 0.74 ( 0.27 -4.20)



    I understand that people with Graves disease are having antibodies probably for all their lifetime, but I am not sure if my antibodies are low enough to stop treatment or if I should try block and replace to lower them more?


    Looking forward to your opinion. Best wishes and thank you. :-)



    Moni
    Elaine MooreUser is Offline Veteran Member Veteran Member Posts:3875
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    31 Jul 2022 07:10 PM
    Hi Moni,

    You've done a great job of coming up with a perfect dose. You technically would be considered in remission although it might be good to continue what you're doing for a while yet.
    0.55 TSI is the level at which symptoms of hyperthyroidism can occur and your level will continue to fall slowly over time. At around 0.3-0.4 you'd be in a safer place to stop meds. With all the uncertainty with Covid boosters and the new ones that should come out this fall, it's also a good reason to keep with your low dose protocol.
    Best, Elaine


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