Hoping that someone can shed light on my NDT fluctuations which I think are stress related......
History - After huge row with Dr. two years ago who was adamant I was not hypo because TSH was 1.0, I had private tests done. My t4 and free t4 levels were at bottom of range, t3 slightly higher within range, antibodies all low. Conclusion was that I had secondary hypo with symptoms of slow heartbeat, sometimes stopping, temp range 34 - 35c, thinning dry brittle hair & nails, thinning outer third of eyebrows, lethargy, aching particularly in pelvis, swollen tongue, depression. I am 4th generation on mother's side to have thyroid or pituitary problems. Also had major bereavement two years previously still taking a toll.
Treatment - Reluctant to go back to Dr. I decided to try NDT and imported Thyroid-s. Built up dose with some symptoms disappearing, others lessening but still often lethargic. Also taking adrenal extra, iron, selenium, vit.d3 & k2 combined. At times I have needed up to 2.5 grains to feel better, not well, and know that sometimes I have overdosed by symptoms. Current dose is 0.5 grain and no aches.
Problem - I am a teacher and seem to cope during term but on holidays it all goes haywire and I am ill with symptoms of hyper. Have to come off everything and start again by which time holiday is lost. Back to work, things get back on track again.
Any suggestions as to why this is happening? Might it be stress related and linked to adrenals? Have been considering pregnenolone for sleep and energy. Since bereavement (now 4.5 years ago) my whole sleep pattern changed and I still have difficulty getting to sleep and sleeping soundly. One other physical change within last year is loss of inner to mid eyebrow hair.
Apologies for long post, just trying to give relevant info.