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Does it get any better

Hi lovely people..

This is my first time on here,and I'm looking for advice and some reassurance that it's not always going to be this bad with hypothyroidism.been taking thyroid since May 15..had it increased to 100mg

But I feel no better if not worse.seen doctor yesterday and as I guessed they've upped my depression medication there so predictable.of for some bloods to check my levels but what I really like to no if it's safe for me to take supplements in addition to the thyroxin.I've just bought some thyroid support formula with iodine and selenium plus other ingredients.I'd just like a little bit of energy I can't sleep I've banged the weight on I get all the symptoms and above.I may need a higher dose of thyroxin probably,it's just I've been reading about T4 T3 and I'm just scratching my nut here.

Please someone shed me some light before hypo is the death of me I'm going out my mind and feel so alone. Kind regards

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Welcome to our forum and it is a big learning curve if we want to recover our health.

First - always get a printout of your blood test results, with the ranges, for your own records and so that you can post them for comments.

If your GP hasn't tested your Vitamin B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate ask for these to be done as we are usually deficient.

When you go for a blood test for thyroid hormones make the appointment at the earliest and fast (you can drink water) take levo afterwards.

I don't think it's a good idea just yet to take the product you've just bought, i.e. thyroid support formula with iodine etc.

As iodine is already in levo it isn't advisable to supplement with extra.

I assume your blood test will be due in another 6 weeks and if so ask GP to test your Free T4 and Free T3 to see the whereabouts of these in your symptom. Some labs don't do these if our TSH is 'in range' but we need to know if we've got sufficient of both in our blood.

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Thanks for your reply..

I'm of for my bloods tomorrow there's quite a lot I'm being tested for.

Yah my vit d and calcium levels wasn't good I'm so confused about it all and my doctor isn't very useful.

I'll wait for my results to come back before considering taking any supplements.but I have been reading a lot of ladies taking the t3...Is this advisable.


No it's not advisable yet to add T3. You are on 100mcg of levothyroxine and sometimes all that is required is an increase in this until you feel much better. Before the blood tests were introduced we usually had doses between 200 and 400mcg but nowadays they are apt to prescribe too low a dose to keep us within a 'range'.

Get a print-out of your results with the ranges and put on a new question for comments.


I will do and thank you..x


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