I haven't been on in awhile and only joined thyroid uk today, I am looking for some advice if possible.
I have been diagnosed as underactive and I've been taking between 50mg and 100mg of thyroxine for the past few years, however my tsh is 3.1 at the mo which is quite good it's only ever been at 5.4 so Ihave been currently taking 50mg thyroxine, however ever since I was diagnosed 3/4 years ago I haven't felt 100% I can't really explain it just feel cold lethargic so so tired no energy etc.
I was talking to a friend of mine who said maybe it's my t3 that's out of whack as we obviously don't get that tested in the UK, she is taking 1 grain of armour thyroid a day as she was on 100mg thyroxine and she said she feels absolutely wonderful, she has given me some of her tablets and I have been taking 1 every other day for the last couple of weeks so in effect 7 tablets and obviously as of yet I don't feel any different.
My question is am I ok taking 1 grain every other day is that the equivalent of 50mg thyroxine or would I be better taking a tablet daily I.e 1 grain a day or is that too much for me? Aaaargh sorry for the rant but I am so confused and just want to feel well.
P.s just to advise I have had so many blood tests and they have all come back normal which of course is fab.
I also have fibromyalgia but I am seriously now starting to think maybe it is just thyroid but can it make you feel THIS lousy? Xxx