Hello All. Well I finally seen the newest endo today. She listened to me for once. She told me she likes to see a TSH @ .4- 1 or 2...... but as i am on currently 50 of synthroid she said she is glad i changed from generic to name brand because that tends to be more consistent and more people have problems like i did with generics. She said she is not for armour or any of the natural pills or impounding because they are harder to stabilize people on and getting as close to the human hormone as possible is best AKA synthetic is more exact she claims. With my TSH back up to almost 4 and climbing again with lots of symptoms again she wants to try to get me to 1. Retesting my ViT D again but claims it doesn't matter if i get the D2 or D3 which I disagreed. She is retesting my T4free, TSH and antibodies in 8 wks before i see her again. I asked about gluten and dairy free and she claimed no difference which I don't agree with after all of my research but she said if you want to try it anyway even though there are no studies that say it is worth while.......OY!!! I asked about Cytomel also and she said that is something no one needs! All you need is T4 although if i wanted to try it she would give it a whirl and just keep a close eye on me with numbers as she would with armour. She says most people get hyper tendencies on nature hormones or T3 drugs. She gave me a whole lesson on why T4 is all you need to test.... no T3 or reverse because the labs do not have a good measure of that, she claims it is way off but the is only showing what is in your blood anyway as opposed to the cells which is what matters and the T4 is what changes to T3 and that is why we pay attention to only that. She insisted on me staying on 50 and just taking 1 extra bill once a week bringing me up to @57 daily. I said no. I believe I don't need 75 because i totally went hyper after a few wks on that which much higher numbers than i have now, but not sure if because it was too much too quick or what?! So we settled on 50/75 alternating every day and seeing where i end up with my TSH and T4 free in 8 wks. What do you all think? She claims even though i told her my T4 is very low and T3 as well that i only need to raise my T4......... I do not know......... a lot further of a drive but she actually listened (that's a first for sure) and second she is open to prescribing other options unlike most who won't with T3 and won't even talk about the nature stuff. She thinks we will stabilize me. I am hopeful. After looking over my records and labs she thinks when i lost tons of weight in a short amount of time and they tested me for graves to make sure it wasn't hashi's and graves (yes it can happen but extremely rare) and they also tested me for thyrotoxicosis which was also negative, she said it was just thyroid storms or another word she used used which basically meant way too much thyroid hormone getting released all at once. I would like you all to tell me what you think and of course i will keep you posted. I am with the dry skiing again, hair never stopped falling out, gaining weight again etc etc
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