Does anyone else have problems with swollen ankles, pain in the back of legs when walking and pins and needles in toes?
I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, on 125mg of t4, have good levels of b12, vit d follate, ferritin ect and am due to have my first appointment with endo (thanks to a wonderful doctor and help from this site and recommended list of endos)
I did when on levothyroxine. You have to be able to convert enough T4 (levo) into T3 (the active hormone). I had to switch eventually from levothyroxine altogether. I think it was fillers/binds caused my problem.
Thanks Shaws hopefully this will give the endo a reason to allow me a trial of t3. I can but hope.
Yes, my ankles are swollen as are my feet and fingers. I'm unable to walk any distance due to this.
A couple of days ago I had Manual Lymphatic Drainage (I did post up about it). Will be having another session next week.
I'm on T3 and just increasing dosage.
Sorry have not been on here for a while, will look up your original post. Thanks for replying
I always had those symptoms taking t4 only. Why not take something (dessicated) that replaces your thyroid in the same way your body produces it?
I am going to try the endo appointment first to see if he will prescribe T3 first. If he will not then I will go down the route of self medicating with amour.
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