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So tired of tired

Hello I've had graves for 15 years now I'm 57 , its been a constant battle everyday my thyroid was killed with radioactive iodine so I'm totally dependant on replacement drugs I am so exhausted , brain fog , don't even want to get out of bed most days , and now dr seys I may need a pace maker my heart rate is 36 to 42 and I'm just wondering if anyone knows if this could be that I need t3 and t4 and maybe adreanal fatigue and should I not try armour until I know if I have adrenal fatigue or if I do have it what do I do

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Welcome to the forum, Earlymay.

Bradycardia can be due to under medication so if you post your recent thyroid results and ranges (figures in brackets after results) members will be able to advise whether you are optimally medicated or whether a dose adjustment may be helpful.

If you have had ferritin, vitamin D, B12 and folate tested please also post those results and ranges.

NHS tests serum cortisol to check adrenal function but many members recommend ordering a private 4 x saliva cortisol test which analyses cortisol levels throughout the day from Genova or Blue Horizon.

Your GP probably won't have been trained to interpret a saliva cortisol test but experienced members will be able to do so and advise what action to take.


Thank you I will follow up with that after my new tests on the 15th and may I add that I am so happy to have found all of u


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