Hi, i am 38 had tt over 12yrs ago after graves disease & lots of problems. felt really well on levo for past 12yrs but now having a real crisis. developed anemia 6mths ago, put on iron supplement 3 times a day and everything has gone to pot! trying to piece myself back together as even an endocrine proff i saw seemed to know less than me!!! after becoming bedridden for a week with symptoms of fatigue and brain fog etc etc now convinced my gp to let me increase levo & reduce iron to one tablet only, as i think i need to get my thyroxine levels stabilised first to alleviate my immediate symptoms, by day 3 of 200mg i have felt improvements in my symptoms but i know im far from well. waiting on results from ATCH stimulation test due on monday, also seeing a nutritionalist to help me look at supplements as my vit D is on low side. my long term plan is to try an alternative to levo as my theory is my body has ran out after years of t4 only, which is why im getting anemia and adrenal symptoms now. but also scared of making the change. interested to hear more about making that change and what to? ive just bought the stop the thyroid madness books but as it is america based not sure what is available in uk. my iron levels are now ok so hoping to come off iron before i make the switch then at least i can concentrate on my thyroxine levels only for a while... feel free to give me advice as i know i will gain more support from this community than all my doctors who seem to have run out of ideas and i believe i can and will restore my well being, just need some help and patience to get things right again.
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