Over 3 weeks I have increased my Cynomel and now take 25 mcg, in two doses. I have had more energy most days and lost 5 lbs. My blood pressure (dangerously high when my Dr took it) has been normal & even a bit low, but my heart rate has slowly climber and is now stuck in the 90's, I know she will stop the Cynomel at the next visit if this doesn't improve.
A couple of days ago I crashed completely, felt fluey, achey and too tired to function, I have also been cold, so the only person in my village wearing a cardigan in high Summer temperatures.
I am eating a good diet, not a restrictive one, but not junk food etc and when I feel okay I get out and walk.
Does this sound normal? Am I being too impatient?
I take a vitamin D supplement as my levels were very low, even after 2 years of supplementation they are still at the low end of the 'normal' range, I have also been supplementing with B12.
I think T3 is the way forward for me but my Dr seems to think it is unnecessary and will kill me, so would love to stop it.
I currently take 75 mcg of levothyroxine & was on 50 mcg for years, mostly feeling terrible and piling weight on.
My next blood test is in a couple of weeks, my TSH was 1.6 last time, down from 3.9 before my levothyrox dose was increased.
I would love to hear what you think about what I am doing (hopefully no damage!) and whether I am on the right track.