Thyroid Disorders :: T4 Levels And Cortisol Levels Low?

Jan 14, 2016

Why are my T4 levels and Cortisol levels low?

I have been having symptoms of depression, fatigue, low libido and weight gain over the last few years. I am 50 and have gone through menopause. My latest lab results are:

TSH  1.064   (0.358-3.74)
Free T4   9.7    (9.8-18.8)
ferritin  16   (3-105)
B12   498   (156-672)
Cortisol  28   (155-570)
RBC's    normal

I am not taking any thyroid meds......only nexium and Cymbalta.

What do these results mean?  Can someone give me some insight into the results please?

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My question is should medication begin with these levels?

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In the beginning I was told it would take a month or two to get my body back to normal and then just a shot every few months for maintenance. My drs have not only increased my dose but also the frequency and STILL after all these years I'm deficient.  


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Testosterone 21.3 nmol/L (7.6 - 31.4) 

SHBG 35 nmol/L (16 - 55) 

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Should I speak to my doctor anyway?  

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