Been sick over 16 months with Hashimotos and Lupus! My thyroid bloods are nearly optimal since slowly introducing T3 in January. I've been on Hydroxy nearly 4 weeks and know this again takes time to work. But should I consider a short dose of steroids?
My life is on hold not just physically but I'm unable to work and this is beginning to take its toll. Would steroids give my body the boost it needs to get back on my feet?
My concerns are the side effects but would these outweigh the benefits? Putting weight on this the main concern as I've managed to control it so far especially as weight gain is a huge issue with hypothyroidism - I'm not sure how Lupus affects your weight.
What's the shortest dose you can go on and do you still need to wean yourself off gradually? Would the boost give me the energy to go to the gym and cook healthily avoiding the weight gain?
Any advice would be appreciated thanks