I'm wondering if you can help.me out.
I was diagnosed with CFS almost 4 years ago. I have it fairly severe, housebound a lot but not bed bound most of the time.
I used to be a gym manager and trained for natural bodybuilding and powerlifting. I feel this is relevant to mention as I dieted fairly extreme (ketogenically etc) and believe this messed my thyroid up.
So, I have looked into my thyroid and have had numbers back. I am fairly well educated on the subject as I research a lot but need some of you guys opinions and expertise
So my labs are as follows:
Now I know the only concerning figure on the surface is TSH perhaps, and only mildly.
Yet with CFS I cannot exercise or even socialise because of the severity of the fatigue and brain fog. This is where its gets interesting.
I have spoke to my Dr (UK CFS, ) who I'm sure you guys have heard of, and agreed on a T3/ Armour Thyroid trial.
I started myself on a low dose 30mg if Armour and the results have been remarkable by my standards.
I literally feel like I have 'liquid energy' running through me. On a subtle level.
Now it has only been 2 days, and this happened within 2 hours of the 30mg a day capsule, which from what I have read is unusual. Any ideas?
Also it was suspected I may have rt3 issues hence the normal ft3 yet all the hypothyroid symptoms. Is my reaction to Armour again more proof of this?
Nothing has worked for me in 4 years and with my history of dieting and seeming evidence it can screw up your rt3 this makes sense to me.
But I don't want to get excited if this is a usual/honeymoon effect so to speak. Any thoughts would be really welcome.
I have all other symptoms of hypothyroid such as low resting pulse (55bpm now, it was 65bpm at rest when I used to train!!)
Hair loss, low libido, extreme fatigue obviously, and low body temperature. Completely unrefreshing/restorative sleep for 4 years.