Hi there, just had results for recent bloods as follows;
FT3 - 4.1
Ferritin - 45
I have continued to take 25 mcg of Levothyroxine . My Dr seemed surprised that my levels hadnt worsened on such A low dosage. As stated before I initially felt worse on 50 mcg ( I know I didn't give it long but found managing all of this quite overwhelming) chest pains, tremors etc. My Doctor has made a referral to Endo and also for another ultrasound as I still have this uncomfortable feeling in my throat, along with so many other symptons, the stiff neck subsided for a while but this week it's back, feels like someone is pinching the back of my neck / shoulders, also a foggy head. My Dr suggested I could either stop the levo and see what happens or carry on, she thinks some of my symptoms are post menopausal so it's hard to diagnose whether all are thyroid related. I have nose bleeds most days, she checked my BP and said it was 'normal'. When asked if she would prescribe a natural product she said unable to. Generally I felt more listen to and will await Endo apt. Yesterday I decided to up the Levo to 50mcg, it felt the right thing to do.
I am continuing with the supplements ; vitamin D2; 6.0 D3; 90.9 normal at last check although nutritionist said I could continue rather than let it drop again, currently using vitamin D3 oral spray also; evening primrose oil, probiotic, enzyme digest, i-glutamine powder, feroglobin B12, cod liver oil, and I have now added Biocare AD206 for adrenal support. I have followed the advise on here about which to take away from food, to take Levo with vitamin C for better obsorption.
It so hard to measure whether I feel better as I now have this daily check list I go through of symptons , and generally if there is the absence of some, others have returned !!! My diet continues to be gluten free, almost dairy and caffeine free, reduced sugar, alcohol, some foods ( nightshades etc I've cut out ) I was seeing a nutritionist for support but at fifty pounds a time I am now wondering whether it is money well spent, I feel the support and guidance here offers a wealth of information all of which I am using to educate myself with. I'm due to make another visit to the nutritionist to assess how well the leaky gut protocol is going, i don't ' feel ' it's healed, but am at a crossroads regarding what to do right now, any suggestions greatly appreciated....
Many many thanks 😄