I was diagnosed with sub-clinical thyroiditis five years ago. Was prescribed thyroxine, but just couldn't take it - it made me feel much worse. Since then I've tried every conceivable combination of thyroid medication, including NDT - have consulted both Dr Skinner and Dr Peatfield, but nothing has helped.
I understand that thyroid function can return after sub-clinical thyroiditis, so I eventually decided to give up on medication, and hope for the best. Although I didn't feel any better, I certainly didn't feel any worse either.
My current thyroid readings are:
T4 16.7 (12-22) up from 15.1 (3 months ago)
T3 4.5 (3.1-6.8) (not tested 3 months ago, but was 4.9 a year ago)
TSH 2.75 (0.3-4.2) up from 2.04 (3 months ago)
I'm feeling better than I did a year ago, but am certainly not back to anything like what I would consider 'normal'.
I have thyroid readings from before getting thyroiditis, and wonder whether this is what is 'normal' for me, and whether I won't really be better unless I can get back to those levels?
T4 18.0 (12-22)
T3 6.1 (3.1-6.8)
TSH 1.9 (0.3-4.2)
I've got my B12, D, Ferritin, folates and zinc up to optimal levels and wonder whether I should try thyroxine again?
Any thoughts please?