Michelle O. in MO Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 I had some blood work done on my 13yod last week (per the suggestion of the Hive) because I was concerned she was low on vit. D. I got the results yesterday. Her doctor said everything was "ok". I can sort of agree with that, but feel there's some tweaking I can do. There are a couple of things I could use some help with here. Her vit. D results were 40.2 - lab scale says 30.0 - 100.0 is normal. Someone here on the board told me I should aim for 50.0 at least. How would you suggest I aim for that? How much vit. D should I give her? I know it's 1,000 IU per/25 pds of body weight, but should I give her more than that to bring up her numbers? Thyroid - this is bizarre. Her TSH came back high at 5.120 - lab says 0.450-4.500 is normal. But her T4 was normal - 8.6 - lab says 4.5-12.0 is normal. We've had this problem before and she was put on the lowest dose of Synthroid possible. Unfortunately, she became a maniac on Synthroid and I took her off of it. I don't want to medicate her. I do want to support her thyroid better. How can I tackle this naturally? She has complained for a number of years now how tired/foggy she feels all the time. She is not losing hair, she does not have overly dry skin. The labwork also showed that her MCH and MCHC were slightly low so that's probably contributing to her fatigue a bit. Anyway, can someone help me create a plan of action for her? Right now she's not on any kind of supplementation whatsoever. Thank you! Michelle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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