I posted on here back in January. I'm a 28 year old male with hashimotos disease. I was diagnosed back in December. I have been on 175mcg of Levothyroxine for around 2 months having worked my way up from 50mcg.
My last set of blood results(around a month ago) were as follow -
TSH - 0.75 (0.3 - 5.0)
T4 - 16 (9.0 - 19)
T3 - 5.1 (3.25 - 6.21)
Which all seems ok I think. I have another round of blood test including all the other general ones in a couple of weeks. Last time I saw my GP we discussed the above results and he suggested I see how I do over the next 6 weeks or so, now that my bloods appear normal.
I'm eating healthily, trying to avoid foods that are bad for thyroid / autoimmune diseases and I'm supplementing with Vitamins B12, B Complex, Vit C, Vit D. I haven't gone Gluten free yet but I think I might be getting close to going down that route.
Whilst my symptoms have definitely improved over the last few months I still don't feel well at all. I still have all the physical symptoms, such as puffy eyes, dry skin and scalp, thinning hair... however the stuff that is bothering me the most is how I'm feeling in my head. I'm still incredibly foggy, I can't remember anything, I feel pretty low much of the time and I seem to have about 25% of my normal brain capacity. I also feel particularly bad every 6 hours or so - around mid day, 6 in the evening, and 12 at night(this happens every day!). During those periods of the day I feel numb, feel low and get a dull head ache. Very strange. Stuff does seem to be getting better and I do feel better generally, I think, but I still feel along way from being well. And I still regularly have days where I feel as bad as I ever have.
I'm a little worried because I was sort of hoping that I would start to feel much better now that my bloods are normal. That doesn't really seem to have happened.
I guess I'm sort of trying to work out what to do next so would be interested if anyone has any thoughts.
I have more blood tests in two weeks time. If everything is still normal then blood wise, I think I am going to ask to to be referred to endocrinologist. I spoke to my doctor about T3 supplementation and he said he didn't know anything about T3. But hoping that this is something I can take up with the Endocrinologist. I think my bloods appeared normal from a T3 perspective when last tested so I don't think I have conversion problem. But, last time I posted on here someone suggested T3 to help relieve depressive symptoms so I'm keen to try it, given that I still feel pretty rubbish.
I was also thinking of going to see a specialist privately so I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good one in the London area.
I've rambled on quite enough. Let me know if you have any thoughts re blood tests and a good private endo specialist. Or anything else that might help!