I had a total thyrectomy in 2005 due to pre-cancerous nodules and have had problems regulating health since. In 2012 here in Crete where I live, I had 40cm of small intestine removed due to a previous op. in Worcester Hospital 1998 causing severe adhesions. Whilst struggling with stomach issues I have had other problems such as excessive tiredness, constipation, brittle nails, eyebrows rapidly decreasing, depression, low libido, weight gain, etc., To-day I visisted another endroconologist who told me that she only prescribes T3 for very fat people! When questioned as to how I convert T4 to T3 without a thyroid and a "fatty" liver I was told not to worry about it but to stay on 112mg Euthyrox but not to lower it to 100mg as a previous endro had prescribed during the hot summer months. Another endro, last summer had actually put my dose down to 88mg which resulted in high blood pressure although I have a slow heart beat. Am now taking Saviour 20mg/5mg every three days to regulate my blood pressure. My last blood results are: TSH 0.41 (0.27-4.20) T4 8.55 (5.1-14.1) T3 0.83 (0.8-2.0) B12 781 (197-866) D3 25.19 (20-60) Ferritin 65.3, Folic Acid 7.4. I have increased my D3 medication and am able to have B12 injections any time here in Crete. The only positive thing I heard to day was she asked about cutting out gluten which I have tried, as I was unable to tolerate it before I had my thyroid removed but now doesn't seem to make any difference. Also, I now have a prescription for blood tests for magnesium, calcium & pottasium. Both my parents had thyroid problems, my father having half his removed at age 40 and then went on to suffer from fibromyalgia as well as having stomach problems all his life. Am getting somewhat frustrated with the medics who don't seem to think low T3 is an issue. I can actually buy it over the counter here, and would welcome any advice as to how to take it.
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