Before you say it, I know I know, I am overthinking!!!!! But arn't we all looking for answers?
When I saw my private Endo some time ago and we were discussing t3, initially he said I wasn't converting from looking at my test results, also having a high rt3. He was going to prescribe me some t3 BUT after lots of other tests and some sort of microbiological test 3 times on my t3, he said my body wasn't actually that low in it and everything I was experiencing was just stress related. Apparently patients who have had operations whereby their body is under stress show low t3 and after he told me that I found evidence of that on the net. As stress and anxiety have been a big part of my life and which have now affected my adrenals, I am wondering whether he might be right.
Before my crash in the autumn I had been feeling low and a little low in mood from from the beginning of last year because of what I had been dealing with (trying to keep my ebay business afloat, looking after my elderly parents and then coming home and looking after two elderly pets. On top of that I was helping my friend out with his poorly mum and brother who had cancer. I wonder if all that stress caused a Hashi flare in the autumn and off things went!
I am into my 10th month now with the severe anxiety and I wonder if indeed what I am experiencing is more mental which has had a knock on effect with my autoimmune condition and adrenals.
I am having psychology once a week but as yet it doesn't seem to be helping me as I need some tools and support to be able to cope, so I have decided to find a local therapist privately who can give me some CBT and also delve into the unknown so to speak because I am desperate for help with the anxiety and the irrational thoughts and crap which just make my symptoms worse and leaves me in that vicious circle of not being able to get well and my suicide thoughts are coming back
If I can find a way to alleviate the anxiety symptoms then I know I will be well on my way because I will be able to cope better with all the other symptoms.
I know it's early but I sent my bloods off today after adding t3 25 days ago. I just need to see what is going on with my current levels on everything because I am barely hanging on by a thread again at the moment and I don't want to up my t3 again yet until I see the results.
I don't follow the STTM protocol as regards the way they do their t3 but they are of the belief (apparently from thousands of their patients) that with a high rt3, I should be lowering my t4 quite substantially because even though I have added some t3, the T4 will just go into storage and carry on bumping up my rt3 levels (which I believe can give nasty symptoms as well). Am on 100 Levo and 10mcg t3 currently.
Very tired and fatigued today because I didn't have enough sleep last night due to having to be up early when the therapist came round and my piggin bladder woke me up before my alarm