Hi, I'm a Hashi's patient and a newbie to this wonderful forum and am seeking advice please. I am in the fortunate position of being prescribed Armour (1grain) by my endo yesterday, but no advice was given(even though I asked) as to how to proceed re,decreasing of levo and adding NDT. I would prefer to start slowly(1/4grain) as I'm very sensitive to meds. I have been on levo for 4years, the last two of those on 62.5mcg, plus a 'Biotics Research' supplement called GTA which contains 2.5mcg dried pig gland. (I take 2 a day). However I have not been well for most of each year, since starting the levo regime.-poor sleep, tight heads, no energy, poor stamina, blood sugar problems, etc. also the right hand side of my T.gland is a bit puffy. But I assume that's due to under medication? Endo didn't seem bothered.
Blood results are:- T4 19.4 (12-22). TSH 0.04 (0.27-4.2).T3 5.4(3.1-6.8) and B12. 710(180-800). Ferritin 99(25-300). Folate 18.7(3-20). Vitamin D is to follow apparently in 3 weeks time!
Although my thyroid results seem to me to be in range, from experience I have only ever felt well if my T4 result is around the 25 mark! -
A private testing last year on T3 read:- Blood 3.24 (2.1-4.2). But the urine result was 409 (800-2500). So what's happening there? By the way my endo told me that the NHS doesn't recognise the D102 test!!!
I hope I haven't gone on too much, but do hope one of you very experienced, knowledgable people may be able to guide me on this troublesome journey !!!!!!