I have been hypothyroid for 20+ years and have seen multiple doctors...family dr, endocrinologist, internal meds, etc. I recently switched to a NP who specializes in thyroid issues.
Throughout the years, I tried different brands of synthetic medication before switching to 120mg of Armour, which seemed to be the answer. That is until I started experiencing the all too familiar symptoms..fatigue, depression, achy joints, hair loss, puffy face/hands/feet, and the dreaded weight gain. I then started taking a combination of Natural Thyroid and T3. However, my symptoms just kept getting worse. I gained almost 30 pounds in 6 months. My NP decided to take me off my meds for a month so she could start from scratch, so to speak.
At my last appointment, she suggested I seek out the help of a specialist and put me back on 120 mg of Armour in the meantime. I am having trouble finding yet another thyroid doctor in my area (Green Bay, WI), hence the reason for self medicating.
Here are the results from my last 2 blood draws..
TSH 0.031 (0.450-4.500)
FT4 0.77 (0.82-1.77)
FT3 6.2 (2.0-4.4)
Cortisol 8.6 (2.3-11.9) PM specimen
*I was taking 120 mg Thyroid/7mcg Liothyronine
TSH 11.230 (0.450-4.500)
FT4 0.15 (0.82-1.77)
FT3 0.6 (2.0-4.4)
Cortisol 14.4 (6.2-19.4) AM specimen
*without medication for a month
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!