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Hi Fjones:

I would be glad to let you know what I have learned. Seems as though we have similar situations (but from what I understand, not that uncommon).

I was doing my usual web search trying to educate myself on possible reasons my thyroid treatment has thus far not been successful, esp with regard to iron status. I did find a few articles - though only the synopses, that did mention that low iron (ferritin value) affected thyroid status....It has something to do with thyroid hormone synthesis and can affect thyroid metabolism (reduce t4 to t3 conversion). As I understand it, t4 is converted to t3 in the liver.

I have posted elsewhere on this board, since I first asked this question a few months ago, and after reading some medical articles and posts here, I have come to the conclusion that 70 ferritin might be a good level to achieve for me. There is a wide array of opinion on the matter of optimum ferritin, however.

If you have further questions about thyroid levels, ferritin or b12, and my own labs, etc., just let me know :)

PS You included your b12 level, but not your ferritin. I was unsure whether you were just low iron, iron deficient, or anemic. For thyroid commentary, it would be good to know your free T4 and free t3 levels if you have them.

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