I've been struggling with hypothyroidism for many years and with my meds also. Not achieving an optimal dose, not tolerating my meds well and not getting the recovery of health I so desire etc. Remaining frustratingly hypo after so many attempts to get better.
I've seen a new doctor this month who ran some blood tests to look for chemical and heavy metal toxicity. Both chemicals and heavy metals were found in my body and shown to be inhibiting endocrine function and mitochondrial function.
I've now been put on a detoxing diet and supplemental regime to cleanse my body of these toxins and support my liver in its function, in hope my body can eliminate these toxins and be stronger to deal with the onslaught of toxins we get exposed to each day in our environment.
We wonder why thyroid disorders are on the increase worldwide and I wonder if a core of the issue is down to toxicity?
Some bodies can deal with toxins better than others. I wonder if a majority of us on this forum are those bodies who struggle to detox and as a repercussion end up the way we do with our struggling endocrine and mitochondria health?
Therefore, if you're able to get tested for toxicity first, from my experience I'd recommend that as a first port of call. Cleansing the body of chemical and heavy metal toxins may end up with you not needing medication at all, as your body self corrects the imbalances caused by toxicity or your medication working much better for you.
Regretably the NHS does not offer these tests. I had to opt to go down the private route and see a doctor of functional medicine. But for my sanity it's been worth it, because at last I have answers to my unanswered questions that had remained with me for a very long time up until now. At last I can prove I am not a hypochondriac to those belittling practitioners and other people I've crossed paths with in my life over the years.
Good luck in your quest to get well.
You deserve to be healthy and don't be fobbed off by medics and practitioners who can't provide the answers and treatment you need to get well. I've been there! The answer is out there for everyone.....somewhere!