Hi ther, I'm new to this so please bare with me! I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago with Hashimotos having presented to my gp with severe symptoms which I thought were menopausal! Gp was fabulous! I felt so ill. My TSH then was 61.9 and tests showed an impaired renal function which they categorised as stage 3 chronic kidney disease. I started on levothyroxine 100 mg which I had a bad reaction to, eventually realising they contained lactose - which I already have an intolerance to alongside a gluten intolerance. I now have a liquid levothyroxine which is lactose free and hideously expensive. I have lost 2lbs weight in 6 weeks which is rubbish. I'd put on 2 stone in the last 6-9 months. I saw my gp yesterday and everything is improving. My TSH is 3.62 (0.35-5.5), freeT4 16.5(10.0-19.8), T3 4.8(3.5-6.5), B12 530(211-911), D3 57.2, folate 10.61(>5.38), ferritin 7.4(10.0-291). I asked to increase my Levi but GP said levels are improving on current dose and the drug is very cardio toxic and I musnt Rush. I asked re the results and he said they were all fine and we carry on for another month. I'm still symptomatic (fatigue, weight gain, swollen feet, emotional etc). Should I be patient or is there anything else I should be doing?
He won't prescribe T3 and says t4 is proven to be beneficial. I take supplements as per thryroid UK. This forum is fantastic and I have learned so much. How can I help my weight loss? Thank you so much to anyone who has any advice.😀