Hi I was diagnosed with Hashis a year ago when my TSH was 79. I became very unwell when I started on Levo and was off sick for 4 months. I then improved somewhat and even managed to do some pretty heavy physical gardening over the summer. However as soon as the weather turned colder my symptoms slowly returned, including a scalloped tongue. I saw Endo again in December, my TSH had been increasing and was 2.68 and T4 16. He agreed to raise my Levo to 150mcg from 125mcg. (This was after I showed him the Pulse article Louise had kindly sent me). I asked him about T3, he said I knew you were going to ask about it and told me current thinking is moving further away from T3 and the medical profession don't prescribe it!!!
I have been thinking about the past year and although I am much better I still tire easily, often I have to go to bed as soon as I get home from work as I feel so exhausted as if my batteries have run out. I rarely go out in the evenings as I am too tired so my social life is practically zero. When I take annual leave I use my time off to rest and try and recover when I used to do things like days out, decorating visiting friends etc. I just feel like I am living half a life. I also have brain fog and it has taken me a year to read one paperback book when I used to read one in a week - just lose concentration.
I take sublingual B 12, vit d spray and iron supplements.
GP recently found blood in my urine samples on 3 occasions and I underwent a bladder investigation and kidney ultrasound scan which came back clear.
I would be grateful for any advice on what I can do next to get my life back. I am considering sourcing some T3 but a bit unsure.