Hi there, new here =)
I had trouble losing weight. So my doctor ran the ft3 which was 2.8 on a 2.2-4.1 scale (I think) and I was prescribed 60mg of armour. 8 weeks later my ft3 was 3.8 and he upped the dose to 90mg. 8 weeks after that and my ft3 was still 3.8. He kept me on 90mg
I had a week of diarrhea, dismissed it.. and a week of headaches/insomnia.. dismissed those too. Then.. I had EXTREME unsatisfied hunger for about a week.. never in my life experienced that, and was having to eat every 1 hour and still felt light headed and hungry. Also had an elevated pulse and can feel my heart racing.
Last night I had a panic/anxiety attack that has continued into today. Very nervous, anxious, weepy, just spaced in general.
I have read a lot about adrenals, and iron, and being overmedicated.. and I believe I'm experiencing 1 of these 3 things. I don't know which, and won't be able to know which for a few weeks. But regardless. I would like to START OVER.
I am seeing my dr. on Friday.. he thought running anything other than a ft3 was strange, but I think he will work with me to get vitamins/minerals and the full thyroid labs done.
My question is... I want to quit the armour so the hyper symptoms go away? I need to be sane in order to fight this. Will that work? How long will it take for the medication to leave my system? I would MUCH rather have my minor hypo symptoms than this mess...
thank you in advance. I appreciate any help. Its always such a relief to know you aren't alone and that you will be get better.