I have a lot going on and find it hard to explain it all. put it all on profile and then lost it all.
breast cancer, lumpectomy, radio and chemo 14 yrs ago aged 28
diagnosed hypo soon after. struggled with hyper/hypo symptoms since, signs of hashi was the technical term from endo! treated badly with levo
Mild Sle lupus 3yrs ago, connective tissue treated with hydrocoxy
2nd lot of breast cancer soon after this, mastectomy and tamoxifen (under duress)
I have three consultants, endo, rhumy and oncologist, at three separate hospitals in three different counties. and a next to useless dr.
this last year i felt i had to educate myself on all these ailments and look at the big picture, i read some of the talk here and am bamboozled by some of the knowledge.
l work full time self employed and employ too, there are very few sick days to be had.
so i am now on supplements
sea kelp (actually reduced levo when started this controversial i know)
bio kult pro biotic
my adrenal function was good?! some injection thing.
my problem was all the illness and pills have the same symptoms and every one was happy to give me more for more symptoms but where is it coming from.
stopped taking hydocroxy and tamoxifen 6mths ago, have sent off estrogen saliva test to find out where this stands.
endo introduced t3 (20) in march and cut back levo from 150 to 125
back to endo oct and reduced t3 to 10 and levo 100
i have discovered levo can be a cause of medically induced lupus so put this to endo and my queury wasn't answered, tried the new combo for 4 wks and felt no better
i have seen 2 endos in my time and both times i say i feel poisoned on levo to no avail, so decided to see how i felt on no thyroid meds, knowing i had a blood test due for endo two weeks later. resulted in very cross endo and tsh 56, she is now happy to treat me with lio only. and i think i got my blank page.
i have currently been on t3 only for 3 wks and i'm doing ok, headaches have passed,
fear i have some depression and now sciatic in left leg, am fatigued
endo wants blood in 3 wks time, but three wks on t3 is enough to give them a good result isn't it?
she also wants me to take am dose before next test, i don't think this is right and really just want an honest result for me to judge.
i want t3 to work for me is it too soon for a blood test and should not take meds before.
and yes i read and understood the post on this is advice only from non professionals.