Just a little back ground about my daughter.
She has had typical hypo. symptoms for over six years but as her TSH was in the so called range she was diagnosed with CFS even though her TSH was creeping up every time it was checked
The last time the G.P. checked it, it was 4.7 which is very top of range but Doctor said as her anti bodies were negative at one then they would not treat her. She was diagnosed with celiac disease four years previous so she had been eating a gluten free diet so I wondered if this could have accounted for her low anti bodies level.
She eventually went to see Doctor Skinner and he prescribed her Levo.
She got up to 175mcg. but did not find any relief.
She then self medicated with Thyroid - S again this did not help.
Her Adrenal saliva test showed awfully low 1st sample, 2nd low, 3rd and 4th high.
She takes all the usual supplements.
After posting on here a few months ago a member kindly sent me Paul Robinson's
T3 book and so she starting dosing with T3 following his method.
She got up to taking 100mcg. T3 daily and felt better than she had in years,
not 100% but she started taking her daughter to nursery on her bike, going out more in general and only taking a short nap during the day.
Beginning of the summer she had a private T3 and her level was around 7.6
range 3.1 - 6.8 so she reduced her dose to 75mcg. After she was on this dose for few weeks she started getting hot sweats so reduced her dose to 50mcg. as she was still getting over heated she reduced further to 25mcg.
Since then she has gone downhill, feeling really exhausted, back to sleeping for several hours during the day, feeling down in the dumps, irritable, aches and pains, migraine and although still feeling hot at times the past few days she has had the old feeling of been cold to the bones.
She has just received her result from a private blood test.
She had been taking 25mcg. for about 10 days before the test and did not take any T3 24 hours before it.
Her TSH 0.39 range 0.27 - 4.2
T4 1.7 range 12 - 22
T3 2.6 range 3.1 - 6.8
so her T3 is now under range even on 25mcg.
In all the time she has taken T3 she has never had any overdose symptoms apart from over heating, even on 100mcg. T3
Her pulse was around 72 and B.P. 120/65
She obviously needs the T3 and is now gradually increasing her dose but would anyone like to comment on her recent results and if she should add a little T4 to take along with the T3
Also I am now wondering if she has the D102 gene and think she should get tested for it.
I am also hypo. taking 125mcg. levo. and my T3 never gets above mid range so maybe I have the gene and past it onto her.
Any thoughts and advice gratefully received.
Many thanks browny