Hi there, I'm Kat, I'm 33 and was diagnosed with Hashimotos 4 years ago about 3 months after I had my son. My TSH was over 400 (my Dr reckons I had been undiagnosed for about 15 years) and I was put on Levothyroxine. I am on 125mcg and my most recent blood results showed a "normal" TSH level of 2.75 (or thereabouts). Despite this though I am still feeling absolutely awful. All of my symptoms have remained, no weight loss, hair falling out etc etc.
Until now I had taken the advice of my Dr and let him lead the way however, having done some research I am now thinking that I need to go back to my Dr and ask him to do more.
My understanding is, and please correct me if I am wrong, although my TSH is "normal" my body may not be converting the T4 into T3 and this may be the reason I still feel so bad. Should I ask my Dr to test for T3?
I have decided to go gluten free to try and ease off the symptoms. Can my Dr test me for food allergies or do I need to go to some place like Holland and Barrats?
I have heard good things about Armour? Does anyone take this after being on Levothyroxine? Was there any difference? I'm thinking about asking my Dr to let me try it.
I'm seeing him next week and I want to go in with a list of things I want him to do. Is there anything I should be asking him?
Any advice is greatly appreciated as I cannot spend the rest of my life feeling like this.