I'm fairly new to this site so I'll just give you a quick bit about my back ground.. bare with me.
I had a full thyroidectomy at 26yrs old (I'm now 40) due to Graves disease. Ever since then I've never felt great, in the early days even suicidal with the constant brain fog so severe I didn't even dare cross roads incase the light wasn't really green. I haven't seen an endocrinologist since.
Now I suffer with terrible joint pain in my legs and back, exhaustion, terrible dry skin, paper thin nails and hair, weight gain, short tempered and moody and something which I haven't seen anyone else mention..mouth ulcers and vaginal thrush, both come and go regularly. Is this common or not related to being Hypothyriod?
I've just ordered T3 and hoping that will help with these symptoms. I"m currently taking 150mg Levothyroxine, my GP thinks i'm taking 125mg. I upped my dose a month or so ago to see if it helped, but its not changed anything.
I had a blood test a week after I upped the dose and my T4 came back as 0.03 so my doctor wants to reduce the levo.. I haven't yet. I can't recall my TSH result but remember it was ' in range'.
I haven't had T3 bloods or any others yet.. suggestions on what to ask for would be great.