Apologies to all those who are sick of the sight of me, but I'm genuinely confused.
I went to the GP who reluctantly prescribed levothyroxine (t4) 50 for me after I was insistently convinced my symptoms corresponded to hypothyroid.
One of my hypo symptoms is hair loss, and I've heard one of the side effects of levothyroxine is, you guessed it, hair loss. So I'm really reluctant to embrace levothyroxine.
In my last blood test my tsh was 3.29 and my free t4 was 14 (12.0 - 22.0) and my free t3 was 4.1 (3.1-6.8), would I only need t4 or would I also need t3? I would prefer to take natural sources of thyroid....
So basically my questions are:
1. Is is trial and error until you find the medication/dose that solves your symptoms?
2. Specifically for hypo-induced hair loss, what has worked the best? Any specific regime?
3. If I decide to go the natural way and take NDT, where can I get it from the UK?
4. Based on my blood test results, would I need to take a source of t4 and t3?
Thank you guys so much. In this minefield of thyroid madness, I'm glad to have found this site.