Hi all- complex question- really discouraged and welcoming input...I recently had lab work done and it came back with a very low tsh (undetectable at 0.0019), a low total t3, and a free t4 that was in the normal range, on the higher side of normal range. In addition, I have been on thyroxine medication for the past 6 years...it was not given specifically for a "hypothyroid diagnosis" but to help alleviate symptoms typical of hypothyroidism and to counteract the effects of an antidepressant/mood stabilizer. I was diagnosed 3 years ago with adrenal fatigue and things had been much better since then...however, several months ago I became very lethargic, spacey, and very easily fatigued. I am normally very active but now I am so spaced out that I am having a hard time getting anything done. I had attributed this to side effects of the mood stabilizer because the fatigue did get much worse a few weeks after being on it.
The naturopathic doctor who original ordered the test and picked up that something hormonal was going on explained that my thyroid is producing but my pituitary is not converting it because it thinks there is enough. So she is suggesting secondary hypothyroidism and prescribed me thyroxine as well as pituitrophin.
my psychiatrist disagrees and is concerned and urging me to see an endocrinologist (I have an appointment in a week.) He doesn't seem to think it is a pathway issue and is saying that this is abnormal.
Has anyone experienced anything similar to this? I am very frustrated with the doctors disagreeing and I am so tired and have no energy.... I've also gained weight due to being so sedentary, despite my efforts of eating very healthy which is causing me to get sad/upset and frustrated with the lack of communication. I would like to make sure the endocrinologist tests for the right things and doesn't blow me off because I have been suffering for quite awhile now. Any advice is very appreciated!