Hi I am new to this forum but so glad I found it.
I have suffered with hypothyroid for 15years due to partial removal of my gland caused by multiple nodules. I am 42 years old and have been on levothyroxine all these years.
My dose over the years has gradually increased ( mostly by myself) and now on a high dosage which the GP keeps trying to reduce due to concerns of osteoporosis with my age, heart conditions and strokes and length of time on medication.
Every time we try to reduce by 25mcg I feel dreadful, sluggish, muscle fatigue, lack of energy & enthusiasm and mind fog. I suffer constantly with hair loss and weight gain although eat healthy and small portions ( my downfall is chocolate ) I never have palpitations, I sleep well etc
My T3 levels have in the past been on the lower side but GP and encronologist will not put me on medication for T3 as advised the NHS cannot prescribe it as too costly and they prefer to use levothyroxine not natural thyroid!!! I also have started early menopause so feel worse for that.
My BMI and weight is the highest it's ever been, I feel so frustrated.
I have research thyroid books on diet and read many forums regarding medication ( mainly in USA)
I have considered paying privately to get treatment but no idea where to start? I also have been advised to buy T3 treatment on the Internet and self treat?
Does anyone have any advise on what I should do and where to start?
I appreciate any feedback.
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