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Hi. I had my thyroid removed 19 years ago following 2 bouts of thyrotoxicosis and since then have continued to put on weight year in year out to where now I am at my wits end and severely overweight. I eat healthily, nothing processed, everything fresh and I am renovating a property so it's not like I'm sat on my backside. I also have a very busy job where I travel internationally. I also used to run a Slimming World class and did nutrition courses etc! I have a treat once a month of choc and crisps and wine!!
My new GP did perform thyroid tests (my previous GP wouldn't!) and the results are as follows: unfortunately they didn't test B12 etc so I can't advise on those results... I currently take 150 thyroxine per day first thing.
Free T3 3.91pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)
Free T4 21pmol/L (11 - 23)
TSH 0.6 mU/L (0.27 - 4.5)
He refused to give me anything and that I should think about going to a diet clinic! He did however refer me to an endocrinologist. The endocrinologist won't prescribe T3 and fobbed me off saying it's not my thyroid but wants to test me for cushings syndrome and diabetes. I have neither nor any of the symptoms. He's willing to inject me with GLP-1 analogue for obesity which can cause pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer but not willing to prescribe me T3 or armor thyroid which my own body should be producing.. And if that don't work he recommended I should think about bariatric surgery!!!!! Really!!!???!!!
I have been taking selenium,Vit D, Zinc/copper, thyroid support to try and assist but stopped now as nothing seems to help.
Please can you advise on my levels and/or anything?? Gluten, vitamins,.. Time to take thyroxine.. How much T3 I should try if I can source some?? Any help appreciated..
Just want to add to this.. The endocrinologist said because I'm overweight that my heart will be working overtime to carry my frame and to add in T3, this will put more pressure on and could seriously damage it. Is this true or a load of cobblers if I ween in the T3?
He is however arranging me a 24 urinary cortisol test next week, is this in theory the same as the saliva test? Thank you all..