Hiya, please let me explain. I was diagnosed subclinical hypothyroidism whilst having routine checks. The doctor put me on low dose of levothyroxine but it didn't agree with me because I just couldn't think, my husband said I was difficult/ low (more than usual) and weight continued to pile on. I came off levothyroxine with the doctors knowledge. I feel fine without the levothyroxine however symptons of cold feet and constipation and intermittent low mood still continue but I have had these since a child. I was diagnosed at 16 with pcos. My mothers side has history of young death in 40s linked to heart. I am now 48 approaching menopause .
Just had 6 month new blood test tsh 21 and ft 7.5. Spoke to doctor and we have agreed to repeat blood test in 3 months because I feel ok. Mentioned about t3 and she said she has been asked about this before by other patients but didn't elaborate. I asked to see consultant but she says she can help me- I think by putting me back on levo or similar drug. I am concerned that thyroid, pcos and heart are all linked ( I don't have heart condition but am concerned about family history ) . Please can someone advise about possibility of armour and where to get it. There is a doctor I would be interested in seeing at great Weston hospital if I can persuade my doctor. I think I shall collect lots of info supporting t3 and take with me to see my gp in 3 months.i do consider myself healthy except for weight gain and the thyroid results. Thank you for listening and I welcome your thoughts please.