I've been hypo for just over a year now. My bloods to start with were quite out tsh over 100 and t4 4.4 tpo antibodies over 1000. Since then I did my homework, sorted a vit d deficiency out and now take a maintenance dose aswell as the usual b12 etc etc. HOWEVER my brain function is quite comparable to that of a 90year olds with dementia, my face is puffy, I'm really forgetful (seriously I literally forget something I tell myself to remember 5 seconds before hand), I don't sleep in the day, and I do sleep well at night but sometimes I just zone out, sometimes I go into my own little world and shaking my head to come out doesn't work unless I shake like I'm mental, quite annoying when I'm driving! (Shhh don't tell the dvla!), I'm fat (fat before I was hypo, ate too many cakes during my first pregnancy) but now I cannot lose my baby weight at all, ugh I'm just an absolute mess. I've slowly increased from 50mcg to 125mcg over a year, gluten free does ball all to reduce the antibodies or the hips. I'm on my second endo fighting for combination treatment, just got the forbidden words in a letter ' Not recommended by the thyroid association'. Well the thyroid association can kiss my fat arse and I wish thyroid disease on them all!! Now I'm at the point where I want to self medicate and I've chosen nature throid, because Gina Nolan takes it and is like a size zero. Plus I'm thinking if I turn into a size zero, and go into my gp swishing my long hair and remembering my name and shit and tell him I took nature throid then he can prescribe it finally ( I know 100% nhs prescribe that brand, I work in a gp surgery and go to print myself a script everyday before sense steps in). Where do I get it from? How do I start? What do I need to monitor? Has anyone had good outcomes (no bad outcome stories please) yes the last endo was very thorough and tried to rule out every disease going when I kept telling her I'm dizzy all the time. My adrenal function is ok (for now!), I'm not diabetic, I don't have lupus, I don't have rheumatoid artheritis, I have no inflammation in my body, and every other possible thing she checked for she did. Couldn't just accept the fact that t4 only meds don't fecking work!
Many thanks for reading, hope I don't offend anyone with cutting straight to the point but I only insult myself.