Hope there is someone out there that can help me or even has experienced the same as me. To make a long story short and give you a little background info;
I'm 34 years old, have had hashimoto's since my teens. Thru the years I have experimented with different synthetic thyroid meds such as T4, T4+T3 and even only T3. I have'nt feelt good/optimal on neither of them for different reasons to be honest. I have gone a few months now without any thyroid meds and I have been feeling totaly drained, no energy at all, constant adrenaline rushes at night and practically living dead. My tests showed;
TSH 2,4 (0,3-4,2)
T4 16 (12-22)
T3 3,8 (3,1-6,8)
I live in Sweden so these are the reference ranges here in parentheses.
I have seen so many doctors/endos and no one is willing to prescribe NDT so I took matters into own hands and ordered online thinking maybe this would finally be the right thyroid med for me besides working on my immunesystem.
So I started out with 1/2 grain Westhroid last saturday taken sublingually and I have been experimenting 2-3 doses spread out the day, total 1 grain-1 1/2 grain. Monitoring my temp and what I'm feeling cautiously. Because of feeling a little bit uncertain what the NDT is doing to me I had new blood tests yesterday that showed;
TSH 0,7 (0,3-4,2)
T4 14 (12-22)
T3 4,6 (3,1-6,8)
I have feelt more energy and a little more like myself, no adrenaline rushes at night, less brainfog and better memory but some strange symptoms that was'nt there before NDT are worrying me. My gums are hurting, and some parts look red and inflammed. My throat was fine the first days but now it have been starting to hurt, like there is activity going on with my immune system. Bowels movement have been slower than usually and my hands and feet still feels very cold. My mouth feels very dry and my tongue is more white coated. Also I feel a little bit on the low side, maybe it is because I'm not quite sure what to think of all this. I feel as if I'm hypo but my tests show I'm not. I dont know if I should stop the NDT or continue and on what dose since its gone 1 week since started. Any thoughts of what the NDT is doing to me and what I should do? Sorry for long post, I wish I had a good doctor to work with to be honest but they are very rare