My doctor just quit at the clinic, so again, I'm in between Doctors and trying to get a game plan in mind. My worry has been if my adrenal glands and thyroid are not able to function right because a few years ago, I was on T3-only, 15 mcg every 12 hours and Hydrocortisone, 20mg spread over the day. I had been on these for about 2 years. The doctor died suddenly and I went off things and I've been trying to figure things out since with 2 more doctors.
I spent the past year on the GAPS diet and healing the gut and trying Armour. My free T3 stays below normal, free T4 is low end of normal and TSH below or around 1. I have symptoms of Adrenal fatigue and can't seem to get better.
When I try and increase the Armour, I feel worse. Have been on 1 grain, take half in am and half in afternoon.
Did taking the T3-only and hydrocortisone cause the feedback loop to shut things off? Maybe for good? Will I need hydrocortisone in order to increase the Armour?
I have ordered a saliva test kit. After I send that in, I'll try again to increase the Armour and take half grain 3x a day. I have to take it apart from the Iron supplements and so it's tricky. My last Ferritin level was in 50s and working to build that up. I may have to travel a distance to find a good Endocrinologist, but want to have an idea of what's going on.