Just a quick update in feb my TSH was 3.47 T4 12.4.... High SE thyroid peroxidose antibodies
Have all the symptoms...fatigue...unexplained weight gain...thinning hair...dry skin...cold majorly foggy head ( this is my worse symptom) vision has worsened...ect..
Went GP...crap basically... Altho did offer me anti depressants...i refused and told him not to put antidepressants on my record as i clearly AM NOT depressed
Started taking lots of vitamins and minerals to bring some of my levels into more optimal range
3 week ago TSH 3.54 T4 11.9
had endo appoint today usual story he now wants to run hormone tests tomorro i am up for serum ferritin (again) ,9am cortisol ,prolactin TSH and T4 (again) and a serum something or other i cant read also he says i wil get an appoint for the cortisol injection test ( checking adrenals) wont do a T3... I did ask...i also put a good case forward...fought my corner...even told him i was training to be a fitness instructor and have had to pull out as no longer have the energy levels
Anyway the long and short of it is this....he gave the story i was expecting ( after my months of research) they dont treat till dreaded TSH is 5... So he wants to check everything else is in order...ok i except that but i asked him if they all come back adequate what then ?? You leave me feeling like this for another 6 months? A year? 2 years?
By the way i go to the gym regularly and eat a super clean diet...no dairy wheat/gluten and i am now vegetarian..have had the vit D test folate ferratin B12... And am supplimenting to bring them to optimal range.
My predicament is this....how long do i let them drag this out for because im already feeling awful...i want my energy back!!!
I feel i have been very pro active so far...i have researched well and wont be fobbed off allowing my health to deteriate further and for no apparent reason...i feel i have done my part...exercise..healthy eating and lifestyle...suppliments ect and am not happy with the prospect of me feeling like this tomorro let alone in 6 months
So...the question is this...im not afraid to self medicate should all these further tests come back that im not menaupasal ( im 48) neurotic or psycotic lol.... Advice on how i do it please? I have bought one packet of 25mg levo in the pharmacy in Turkey last week where do u buy online? And whats the reccomended starting dose? Im 5 ft 5 and 10.4.. This is the bit i havnt researched...mainly because i was the one that thought i would prove you all wrong and walk out of my endo appoint thyroxine in hand and punching the air in triamph......um...not to be...
What would you do in my situation?