Thank you for reading this.
I have Hypothyroidism was initially put on Levothyroxin by my GP but did not feel any better. I then tried Armour and felt good within weeks. However after about 8 weeks I started to get Heart Palpitations, irritated all the time, difficult to sleep. I thought this might be over medication so reduced my dose. However I am now taking no medication as any meds even a 1/4 of a tablet brings back the palpitations. To give you an example my heart rate when resting is normally in the 50's but when I had the worse of the sysmptoms it was 80 when resting!!. Currently in the 60's with normal blood pressure.
I am seeing a private GP but any advice from the forum would be really appreciated.
On no Meds
TSH 4.45 range 0.27 - 4.2
T3 3.7 range 3.1 6.8
T4 17.3 range 12.0 - 22.0
Felt awful barely able to get out of bed
on 50 Mg of Levothyroxin
TSH 2.15 range 0.34 - 5.6
T3 4.9 range 3.5 - 5.6
T4 16.2 range 7.5 - 21.1
Felt a bit better but not well.
on 3/4 grain of Armour
TSH 0.10 range 0.34 - 5.6
T3 4.5 range 3.5 - 5.6
T4 11.6 range 7.5 - 21.1
Felt great, easy to get out of bed, lots energy, calm.but a bit of an afternoon dip
After this I did increase my does to 1 grain of Armour and then as I said after some weeks started to get the Heart Palpitations.
Now I am taking nothing - feel ok but a bit tried and worried about ending up back to where I started. I need to get this sorted out as I am studying for my Masters degree and can not afford to be unwell. It is a big financial investment for me.
I also take Magnesium, zinc, B vits, progesterone cream, DHEA cream, Vit D and iron as I am low in these.