To cut a long story short, after 7 months of hell and not getting anywhere I am now extremely depressed with suicide thoughts and thinking of ending it. You my friends are now my ONLY hope or that's it for me.
Can anyone who has or had low T3 tell me whether they have/had severe symptoms of anxiety/panic attacks and suicide thoughts which decreased after adding some T3 to their daily regime?
Went hyper last sept with t4 hitting 28.20 (12-22) in jan. T3 was 4.44 (3.1-6.8) and tsh 0.04 (0.27-4.20). Good ferritin n b12 levels.
Last ten yrs have always been on 150mcg levo. Reduced by 25mcg after results.
Had severe anxiety, panic n nausea and despite reducing t4 stll felt ill and losing weight.
Feb results t4 19.63, t2.88, tsh 1.28. Ferritin good and b12 good at 828 <140.
March results t4 19.56, t3 2.74, tsh 1.81. B12 dropped to 395 so supplemented again.
April results t4 20.68, t3 2.84, tsh 2.55. Ferritin good, b12 up to 440.
Currently alternating between 75mcg-100 cus have lost nearly 2 stone.
Also had rt3 test done and as suspected its high 0.77 (0.14-0.54)
Daytime cortisol levels through roof giving me anxiety,panic,depression, nausea etc but levels do drop nearly every evening when my symptoms more or less disappear and i can function. From moment i wake thru to evening, symptoms are debilitating. Gp gave me beta blockers and diazepam to help. Also been on seroxat for 15yrs which was brill for me but doesnt work now. Also post meno, no period now for 3 yrs.
Been seeing endo privately for couple of months who saw straight away i wasnt converting and mentioned t3 but he was concerned it would make my anxiety worse cus of high cortisol levels, so he concentrated on adrenals first. Had big nuclear medicine scan and mri on pit gland. Mri showed 2mm lesion but apparently normal according to pit gland specialist. Have had loads of bloods and 24hr urine collections done which show raised cortisol levels. Only med he prescribed to help lower is not licensed in this country (he is german). Been trying to lower levels myself with holy basil and diet ,(which is very poor in day due to severe nausea). I just pick at stuff to make sure something in my stomach and in evenings when my levels lower i can eat for england.
Endo wad thinking cushings but pit gland specialist said no. My gp is of no help and all doors have now been closed and i am left to cope alone again. I have raised the ? of t3 again with endo but he hasnt come back to me. He reckons my thyroid is ok and its just stress related which is making me so ill. He did say stress levels fo affect t3 levels and go lower, especially seen in hosp patients who have jyst had ops.
Still have to gave ultrasound on thyroid but my climbing tsh levels are now concerning me as i dont know what it means!!!! My t3 is obviously too low and i dont know what to do anymore.
Gp has prescribed me fluoxetine which i started 3 dys ago. All i am doing is popping pills with no definitive answers as to what is going on. As i have deteriorated since all this started 7mths ago i am suicidal every day now due to the neverending symptoms and gp thinks i should be admitted into mental health unit!!!
Could all this be just down to t3 in thr end, although my depression did start up this time last yr due to stress.
YOU are now my only hope my friends. I cant exist like this anymore, i have tried very hard for months to get to the bottom of it and help myself but i get worse by the day and gave no will or courage to go on. Have already been in touch with that place in switzerland where i can end my life, even know how much the flight will be.
Can anyone out there offer me any help as to whether all this is just as a result of low t3 or whether it may well all be down to stress and maybe i should be admitted?
This will be my last ever post here as i dont feel i can ask anything else, have come to the end of the road now with nothing else to be checked or tested