I was diagnosed with hashis 18 months ago with a TSH of 136. Over the next year my levo was increased until I was on 150mcg with results in range but still feeling awful.
A private endo added T3 to my T4 6 months ago and I initially felt greatly improved. The addition of T3 has meant that my muscle aches and pains have gone and my hairloss has decreased. However, I do still lose my hair than I did before diagnosis, am still constantly shattered, have brain fog (less but still there) and am still massively overweight.
My last results on 30mcg T3 and 100mcg Levo were:
TSH <0.010 (0.270-4.200)
T4 13.30 (12-22)
T3 4.5 (3.1-6.8)
My Endo suggested I increase to 60mcg T3 with the 100mcg Levo and I have slowly done this. I take 20mcg T3 three times a day. I supplement all of the vitamins recommended on here and have increased my folate, ferritin, B12 and Vit D levels over time (never high but better than the were 18 months ago).
The thing is, it's always the same with me - I increase the dose of Levo or T3 and initially feel better. Then after a few weeks I feel awful again. I am seriously thinking about trying NDT but I guess what I am asking is, am I expecting too much? Is it possible to ever feel like the person I was before my diagnosis? Or will I always feel the effects of having hashis, even if I were optimally medicated (whatever that means!)
Does anyone feel well?