I have Hashimotos. After 3+ years of going back and forth to my gp with continuing symptoms I decided in February to bite the bullet and go to see Dr P.
Dr P advised a short break from my thyroid meds and then to reduce my thyroxine to 50mcg (I was taking 100mcg Levo + 10mcg T3). Also to start Nutri Adrenal Extra and Nutri Thyroid, which I did.
I also decided to do a Candida antibody test, which came back positive, and on Dr P's advice started taking Ecobalance. I changed my diet and cut out all sugar, dairy, caffeine, wheat, and initially fruit.
The first few weeks were horrendous presumably due to the candida die-off but I continued with the protocol, eventually getting up to 6 NAX and 6 NT a day.
Still I felt debilitatingly tired and unwell so I wrote to Dr P. He told me to reduce the NAX to 5 and the NT to 4, which I have done and to increase my T3 to 20mcg. This is a problem as I am only prescribed 10mcg and have been refused and increase before.
The fatigue continued and a few weeks ago I started to get the feeling of a lump in my throat (I have had this before several times but it usually goes away after a week or so).
The lump has got worse so I decided to go to my GP and try again to get some more T3. I did not tell my GP about seeing Dr P nor about my reduction in Levo. Of course I had to have a blood test - I was fully expecting the results to show I'm hypo as I'm on half the dose of Levo plus the symptoms I'm having but the results show that my TSH is suppressed "less than 0.02" apparently. The T4 and T3 are in the normal range (T3 was 4.5). Gp reduced Levo, has referred me back to consultant and referred me for an ultrasound.
Now I'm completely confused - by these results I should be Hyper right now but I'm still so tired. My pulse is mostly around 60, temperature usually between 36-36.5.
I'm wondering if something I've been taking has caused these results - the Nutri Thyroid or NAX.
I have also been taking 1000i.u. Vitamin D3 and having a spoonful of coconut oil every day......... any ideas?????