I have been hypothyroid for 22 years with a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was started on 25mg starting dose Levo about 5 years later doctor put me up to 50mg after I complained that I was still so unwell. I also had a B12 blood test which showed over enlarge red blood cells. Doctor did nothing about this was convinced I was a secret drinker, I don't even drink! I have had to adapt my working like quite a bit, and have never felt well. I was never told the protocol for taking levo so just use to take once a day (any time) and with meals. I was also diagnosed with osteoporosis 4 years ago.
I have been on a 70% organic diet the last 15 years and grass fed meats. Have no energy in the at all until about 4pm in the day and feel pretty good in the evenings.
A year ago I read about taking it before bed, this I started to do and all the dreadful morning brain fog disappeared along with the low lying headaches. I also started to supplement with vitamins and minerals, especially Lugols iodine, C, E, D3, K2, Selenium, B100's, Zinc and copper, fish oils, evening primrose oil, Dhea, Ashwagandha, transdermal magnesium, amino acids, msm, and calcium. Started to fell pretty good, still not too great mornings, afternoons got better, evenings the same. I did so charka work to open up my heart energy and kick start my mitochondria. Tried D-Ribose but not good for me.
I even started to do a little exercise and could run on the spot for 5 minutes a couple of times a day. I felt my muscles getting stronger. This was amazing to me.
I had the normal blood tests but asked for B12 and Vit D this time (vitamin D never been done before) telephoned the doctors, receptionist read out the results, all normal. A light bulb went off in my head this time and I said I would like to make an appointment to see the doctor. I saw her and asked for the readings of my results.... TSH 5.42, T4 15.9, Vitamin D 96, B12 669, Iron Ferritin 106.5....she would not do T3 or reverse T3, could I ask someone to look at these results for me, your input would be so appreciated.
The worst thing I have done was come off of Levo about 2 weeks ago, I felt really good for about 8 days, then I started to hit a wall, crash and burn. Pains all over body especially in knees, headaches, total exhaustion, tingles and pains in arches of feet, intermittent pain in ear, dark moods. The good thing the last quarter of my eyebrows started to grow back and my hair stopped falling out.
I had ordered Nature-Thyroid from the web (my doctor won't prescribe it). 60mg half in morning half in afternoon. I still don't feel good though, so I am supposing it has to get into my system, very tired all the time and joint pains especially knees and thighs still bad. Sorry I wrote you a book