Well its another Friday night at home...
I have a few questions so I thought I would write it all in one post.
Firstly, I was diagnosed as Hypo back in Feb, but have been symptomatic for around 5 years. My GP told me to just eat less and exercise more and that I had IBS. I knew that was wrong so I went private and they finally checked my T4 as well and put me on 25mcg of Levo. Well that just seemed to make it worse so through Thyroid UK I found another Doctor and have now been put on NDT this is my 3rd week and I have gone from 1 grain to 1.5 grains. I have also been diagnosed Estrogen Dominant, I was taking the lozenges but I had a bad reaction so this month I will try the cream.
So my questions are these;
Does it get worse before it gets better? I seem to be even more symptomatic than ever, is this just because that is the way it would have naturally gone and i need to be patient to let the medication work? Or should i start thinking about switching to just T3.
I know we are all different and respond to medication differently but time-wise, how long should I give it before I try a different route?
My mood swings are scary and often. I don't feel like myself physically or emotionally and I am so so scared of not coming out the other side of this.
I have put on over 25 kilos, my hair is falling out, my skin is constantly itching as is my scalp, I have aches and twitches all over my body. I can't walk far without being out of breath, I wake up but never fully wake up and then find it hard to sleep. I know everyone here has experienced this or something like it, I know I am not alone, and yet I feel very very alone.
The negative, paranoid thoughts are over whelming. I don't recognize myself, and I am losing everything that makes me, me. It feels almost like I am watching myself drown.
Sorry! Its not all doom and gloom I know, It's a low day I guess. At present I take:
Selenium 200 mcg
B-12 5000 mg
Vitamin D3 5,000 iu
Cod Liver Oil 1000 mg
Zinc 25 mg
Magnesium 500 mg
I have also just bought some Vitex and Vit C.
My latest results are:
DHEAS (Blood Spot) 153 μg/dL 40-290
SHBG (Blood Spot) 30 nmol/L 15-120
Free T4 (Blood Spot)* 1.2 ng/dL 0.7-2.5
Free T3 (Blood Spot) 2.8 pg/mL 2.5-6.5
TSH (Blood Spot) 1.2 μU/mL 0.5-3.0
TPOab (Blood Spot)* 92 IU/mL 0-150 (70-150 borderline)
Anyway... I would love to hear from anyone who wants to comment! Thank you thank you!