Hope that someone can comment and give me some advice.
I’d been diagnosed with an under active thyroid about 4 – 5 years ago and been on 100mcg Levothyroxine since. No problems till last April when I started getting hip/joint pain and muscle pain down the back of my thighs. I was at the gym 5-6 times a week also started noticing a loss of power and breath on exercise. White patches on my knees and knuckles, then hard skin developing. Weight gain (16lbs) cant shift it come what may, constipation, severe dizzy spells and recently headaches (like thumping hangover type, but I don’t drink but a couple of times a year) GP referred me to the Osteopath who gave me a really through medical and said I’d no joint problems, been for a colonoscopy and no real problems there. Any way I was convinced my issues were to do with my thyroid and medication. So I ordered a full thyroid test through Blue Horizon and some Armour NDT (1 grain)
Had my blood test last Monday and started the transition to Armour on Tuesday convinced that there would be an issue with my T3. Results came back today as follows:
TEST RESULT UNITS RANGE
TSH - 1.100 mU/L (0.270 – 4.200)
Free T4 17.85 pmoI/L (12 – 22)
Free T3 4.4 pmoI/L (3.1 – 6.8)
Antibodies 216.0 IU/ml (consistent with autoimmune thyroiditis)
Equivocal 60 – 100
Comments on email, The thyroid is currently normal.
The positive thyroid peroxidase antibody result however increase the risk of developing autoimmune thyroiditis.
So, do I stop taking the Armour NDT and go back to Levo and then back to the doctors? Only in the week that I’ve been on the Armour/Levo (cutting down a bit at a time) I’d noticed and improvement in that the hard skin/white patches on my knees/knuckles is clearing up, the headaches have stopped and the dizzy spells are in the minor zone. Also feels like the muscle aches are abating.