i have been trying to get a diagnosis about my thyroid for 2 years. i have adrenal failure and am on a maintenance life dose of 6mg prednisolone for my breathing. This is now 25 years.. an adrenal stress crisis 5 years ago left me bed bound for a year and house bound for 2 years. now able to get out and about a bit more and enjoying it . I usually increase prednisolone in times of stress i.e.exerted energy. However i am wondering if there could be room for more improvement with regards to air hunger and palpitations on standing... Its been 2 years since i first mentioned it to my gp and he dissmissed me . finally through my endroconologist i got my thyroid tests i need... Now armed with results i have an appointment to see him on tuesday. Can anyone help me with regards to stuff i should be mentioning. I dont know wether to say i think i have hashimotoes, or i am hypothyroid, or let him suggest what might be hindering my recovery based on my results. can anyone read my notes i have jotted down and suggest anything else.
a normal person produces rt3 in times of stress..With emotional stress the pituarity t3 levels do not convert into ths correctly. So, if i have had problems with pituitry in past (High prolactin) then hypthyroid/hashimotos along with adrenal faitigue is worth looking into.
Tsh 0.52 MLu/l 0.4 -4.00
my free t3 reading was 3 . pmol/L 2.80 -7.0
free t4 11.1 pmol/L 10.0 - 25.0
MY oxometer varies drasticaly depending on prednisolone.its averaging 92..and 88 over night and went up to 99 one day last week when i upped my steriod intake.
my symptoms are high cholesterol, depite being vegan, high b.p. fatigue, air hunger, low pottassium, palpitations on standing, coldness, very thin frame but huge tummy, cant lose it. dry skin, no body hair, no libido, stomich acid, itching, inward shivering if i talk to much.
an interesting fact is, an alchaholic drink takes off the air hunger. but i cant keep doing that..