Hi folks, I have been feeling unwell since coming off eltroxin and being put on Levothyroxin. Bloodtest results show a bottom of the range T£ and TSH and T$ are within range. I was on 225 mcg of Levo and believe that I have gone into RT3 symptoms. My doctor says that everything is in the normal range and tells me that I need anti depressants because my Adrenals are burnt out ( a whole upsetting story). I have been battling with him since taking the Levo.
I went to see DR. Petefield in Surrey and he put me on Adrenal; supplements and Nutri thyroid whilst lowering my levi to 100 mcg. After leaving of the levi for 8 days I felt a lot clearer but very tired, then introduced the Adrenal supplement which made my ankles swell and I started to feel unwell again. symptoms are like ME. I have been hypothyroid for 30 years and was diagnosed by Dr Petefield in the first place all that time ago. I was doing fine on the eltroxin for all of those years.
My doctor is very patronising and doesn't have any idea about RT3 and doesn't believe in giving NDT.
I am now hoping to change doctors , hopefully I come under their area, one of the Gp's in the new surgery does prescribe NDT to only one patient.
Please can you give me some advice on how the switch to NDT works and which are the best supplements to take. fingers crossed that this works for me if I can get the NDT, if not I will have to consider self medication and purchase NDT online, so any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
Blood test results
TSH - 2.35 mu/L
T4 - 20.1 pmol/L
Serum free Triiodothyronine - 3.5 pmol/L 3.5