Update on blood test post below
2.5 years after a TT I am still not 'right'. I have been taking a T4/T3 combined 100/20 tablet.
My latest results show
TSH 0.028 (0.35 - 4.94)
T4L 8.80 (7 - 14.8)
T3L 2.70 (1.71 - 3.71)
Very tired and weight not going anywhere.
I had thought that I needed to increase dose of something and did increase my dose by 1/4 tablet extra per day.
My GP says he thinks I should reduce the dose to 3/4 of a tablet BUT that I should switch to a completely gluten free diet.
Done nearly two days without gluten (living in France the idea of a life with no bread, croissants, tarts etc is a real blow - but if it helps I would do anything). During these two days I have felt awful, very depressed and tired (could be the shock of no comfort food). Also felt very foggy, weak and almost shakey. However, my stomach does feel less 'gurgly' and maybe; just maybe this evening I am feeling less awful. I expect it is possible that there is a 'cold turkey' stage to go through with cutting out gluten completely.
The doctor believes that I will soon start to make better use of the medication I am taking if I remove gluten from my diet. He could be right, no real way of knowing.
Has anyone else done this and did it work at all?