So I am thinking of self medicating but so many options to choose from - what should I try and in which order, how long to trial for to expect good results, slightly confused with it all?
I currently take 75mcg a day Levothyroxine, have gradually been reduced from 175mcg over the last 12 months and feel awful most of the time. All the doctors say is my TSH is too low as it's 0.05 .
I am due for more blood results next week. Last bloods taken 6 weeks ago.
I really want to medicate to feel better rather than base my results on what my bloods say. Why do people take their temperature and pulse rate during the day, is this indicative of something if over or under medicating?
So my options are - T4 only (which isn't working atm but felt a bit better on higher dose I think?)
- T4 and T3
- T3 only
- T4 and NDT
- T3 and NDT
- NDT only
Gosh I didn't realise there were so many, please can anyone reduce the list as to what might not work, or put them in an order of trying, and tell me how long you would try for before moving onto the next option? I have heard from other people they sometimes get really good results with how they feel quite quickly?
Many many thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing back from you all with thoughts of the way forward for me?
Bloods Mid December:
All my vitamins, B12, iron are around the middle of normal and I can't seem to get them any higher with taking extra supplements, so these will have to stay this way.