This is my first post, hoping someone out there can help me, have had a massive relapse!
I started taking levo in August 2012 50mg increased to 150mg within 10 months. as some symptoms kept creeping back.
When Dr skinner died, I had to go to my Gp as felt unwell again, she told me to stop my meds in August 2013 because she thought I was over medicated, I felt horrendous, couldnt function, heavy legs, breathless. 6 weeks later I persuaded her to give me the levo again, started on 50mg but she would only increase to 100mg. By Christmas 2013 my Ferritin level dropped to 9, started ferrous 210 mg twice daily, stopped this in April 2014.
I'm still taking 100mg levo, all symptoms of underactive have come back worse than ever and now can barely walk, breath, function, confusion, brain fog, swallon legs, face, tinitus, puffy eyes, swllon tongue, extreme fatigue, Im a mess.
Went to see a private Endo at the beginning of October, suggested I introduce 20mg of t3, split in half twice daily and just over a week later feel the worse I've been in years. Just rang my private endo, she said to come off the t3, said its powerful stuff and obviously isnt right for me, I'm really upset, thought this was the answer to me getting better.
5 weeks ago, My ferritin had dropped to 29 and very low Vitimin D so now back on ferrous and 800mi for vit D. I'm desperate to get well, being a single parent to 3 children, cant work, barely leave the house, would appreciate any advice
My lab results are:
TSH 0.84 ( 0.35 - 5.0) t4 14 (9.0 - 19.0) T3 3.6 (2.9 - 6.1)
Thanking you in advance x