Hello , in 2011 hv been diagnosed hashimoto, my TSH was constant around 4 for years, and all of my fatigue i subscribed to my anemia problems that went on for years. I am on levythiroxin 150 mcg now, and TSH below 1, but ft3 even lower then when i started therapy 3 years ago. My ferritin level has never gone higher then 34!!! It was as low as 8 but stabilized around 30 , actually i can feel the difference between 34 and 30 because at 30 i get sounds in ears and hair loss!
Now my ft3 fluctuates in a small range between 3 and 4.3(where i feel good), and i came to conclusion that either my low ft3 is causing my fatigue, or low ferritin levels, or those are very connected due to conversion process from ft4 to ft3?
And i asked doc for a combined therapy, i would like your thoughts on that he gave me 100t4+ 25t3 to replace my current 150 mcg of t4 only?? Should i make somemgradual chnage?
And on my ferritin issue! I just dont know what to do i have been taking iron supllements with very short breaks for 6 years now! Every single day 100 mg, and this is where i got to from 8 to 34 max, and have kind of calculated that my body absorbs maximum 1 mg of that whole tablet, becasue in the last 2 years i took my iron half of the month after my period( my periods are so normal that they can not be better).....so it takes me 10 days or so to come to even terms with what i lost during my period,
I am afraid i w taking this iron for 6 years now, so i started skipping, and worst not seeing any improvements on it.
Now thinking that combination of t3/t4 may solve my problem? I did notice that my fatigue is worse wehn my feritin below 34, and my t3 at 3 instead at 4.....
Can anyone please share experience becasue i think this is whats keeping me from feeling better overall, is there a connection to those 2 problems or they are separated and which should be solved 1st, because it feels i am stuck...my thyroid hormons lab are stuck with ft3 beeing bad, like never before, and my ferritin dropping from 34 to 30 only if i dont take iron supplement for 1 month!i.e. 1 period
Thank you so much....i also made a chart where it shows that my t4/t3 ratio moved up as my t4 was increasing, causing my ft3 to worsen over time