I have Hashimotos and took Levo thyroxine for several years then became very unwell. I later identified that I do not convert T4 to T3 so I managed to get a combo of T4/T3 but still felt ill and got really spaced out after taking T3. I'm now trying NDT but still feel unwell (head pressures, lethargy, bone and muscle pain, severe weight loss). I also have osteoporosis and not sure if this is related. I had a private adrenal stress test and my adrenals are very low in the reference range so I'm taking one tab of adrenal cortex (50 mg) per day. Does anyone know if this is enough. I'm anxious that too much adrenal support will harm my bones further. Also, on NDT, I have lost more weight and I'm currently very underweight. I get very anxious and panicky and shakey especially in the mornings and I do not sleep well due to my symptoms. I've been going around incircles for a couple of years now trying to fix myself as docs have just labelled me as depressed but I know it's more than this as my bloods show high T4 and low T3 when my tests come back. My body feels like it is crying out for something but I don't know what. I used to take 125 mcg of Levo but I just can't tolerate it on it's own and I know that my T3 was low but can't understand why adding T3 makes me a little 'spacey'. I've often felt suicidal because my symptoms will just not resolve and I know there is more to this than depression. I have very high levels of autoantibodies if that's any help in diagnosis. I'm wondering whether to increase Cortex but unsure because of my bone pain. I'm on 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 grains of NDT and can't go any higher at the moment.
Does anyone know of a good naturepath or homeopath doc in my area - I live in Worcestershire.
I'm sorry to be blunt and to the point with my report but I'm so exhausted, it's hard to compose a 'pleasant' introduction and first post so I do apologise - it's not my normal nature.
Thanks to anyone that can help