We had our follow-up with the doctor today to go over labs and touch base on progress after changes made in March following his lab results. This time we checked his thyroid levels, CBC with Diff, DHEA, Ferritin, Insulin, Comp Metabolic 14 Panel, thyroid antibodies.
Just to refresh what’s been going on this past few months we have been treating him for a viral and low immune system issue, hypothyroidism, anemia and nutritional deficiencies.
We were very pleased with the results because he is making progress! So that long list of antivirals and immune support he’s been taking daily since March has worked. His CBC with Diff is normal for the first time since 2011. His thyroid antibodies have come down to a normal range. Would be nice to see them even lower but from a diagnostic standpoint he no longer has “Hashimoto’s autoimmune hypothyroid”.
He is however, still hypothyroid on 1/2 grain of NatureThroid so we will be working to increase his dose slowly and repeating labs in a few months.
Ferritin came up nicely to 53 so we can cut back and phase out his iron supplement. Hopefully, he holds the levels, but if not, we might need to start it again.
DHEA is normal for his age now and ironically we never supplemented this. It isn’t really safe to use in children prior to the completion of puberty. All we did do was support his adrenal glands with adrenal cortex glandular, and give him thyroid hormone…that alone reduces the stress on the adrenal glands so they can make more DHEA!
I’m excited that our remaining supplement list is much lower now.
I also wanted to share that we have seen a significant reduction in anxiety and have been
able to reduce his theanine to once a day since raising thyroid meds. It is so amazing how adrenal symptoms are so often driven by low thyroid hormones and so easily corrected with a little thyroid hormone. We do need to finish out his Low dose naltrexone therapy for another 2 months though but he has no symptoms from taking it and doesn’t mind the gummies. (compounding pharmacies are a blessing, not on my wallet but eh..I’ll pick my battles!
Now we just hope these improvements stick off of the antivirals.