Firstly, hello to all on the Forum.
I have been battling with being Hypo for a while now. I feel like i have made baby steps progress wise, but, i am still a long way off being anywhere close to feeling good.
Here are my initial diagnosis numbers from 9 months ago.
FT3…. 2.19 (range 2.0-4.4)
FT4…. 0.58 (range 0.93-1.7)
Now, on the above results which are clearly Hypo…..i have had 2 doctors recommend that i go down the anti depressant route rather than address my thyroid!!!
I am located in Thailand, and, after the recommendations of AD meds, i have decided to go this alone.
I tried T4 only for roughly 4-5 months, starting at 100 mcg, worked up to 250mcg and felt next to no benefit.
I have since switched to NDT, and currently feel like i'm chasing my backside with it.
I feel some relief of symptoms every time i up the dose, literally one morning of feeling somewhat better, then, the next day i'm back to feeling Hypo.
I am currently on 8 grains (HUGE DOSE)…….not really wanting to go any further with taking any more.
Since the initial lab work i have not been rechecked as i have just gone on how i feel and playing close attention to my Basel temp and general wellbeing.
I had one morning where i woke up bang on 37 degrees (after a dose increase), the following day i was back at 36……weird!!!
I am now steady at 35.9-36.2 most mornings on 8 grains. i have held on 8 grains for 3 weeks now.
Do you think its possible that i have a RT3 issue, hence why a massive dose still leaves me struggling?
Getting RT3 tested over here is a no go otherwise i would have done it already.
Any suggestions are very welcome……..up the NDT or go the T3 route??