I have m.e/cfs - please don't tell me I don't it's just insulting - and have experimented with all sorts of different ways of treating my hypothyroidism, low cortisol and m.e.
At the moment I have found 85mcgs T3 plus one quarter of a grain of NDT (last thing at night helps with sleep) is the best dose for me. I am currently on 20 of hydrocortisone, but I had a cold - Yay a good sign because its the first time my immune system has reacted as if I have a cold in four years - so stress dosed and am now bringing the HC gradually down. Took 25 so far today.
The thing is that I'm going through one of those patches where my heart beats really loud and I'm very breathless too, hardly any power for walking up stairs etc.
Does anyone have a theory, or better still some evidence, as to what is causing the loud heart? Is it not enough HC, or T3 or too much? Or something else?
I had my bloods done recently. My ferritin is high 255 - but getting it down is a problem as i can't give blood. It's because of my diet being iron rich and having had a hysterectomy. I'm not changing the diet as it's something I've been working on with an m.e dietician specialist.
My thyroid results were:
6.2 T3 range up to 6.9 I think
Thought these weren't bad considering what I'm taking.
Any advice about the loud heart, it is so annoying, but normally comes with reduced power too?