I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in January by a fantastic American GP, who picked it up in the very early stages. My TSH was 4.07, total T3 0.68, FT3 1.62, total T4 7.1 and FT4 0.97. I went on 25mg Thyroxine.
My TSH gradually came down to 1.40 in April, at which point I was still not feeling 100% so she upped my dose to 100mg.
Then I moved to another country (I'm an expat in the Middle East) and had to find a new endocrinologist.
I've been feeling absolutely AWFUL since we moved, but this new doctor won't increase my meds. He tested my morning cortisol levels to check for adrenal issues, but they were normal, so now he says I just need to carry on as I am. I am completely stuck.
My latest blood results at the end of August were:
TSH 1.63 (ref range 0.27 - 4.2)
FT3: 3.40 (ref range 3.1-6.8, so this is bottom end of range)
FT4: 21.90 (ref range 12-22, so this is top end of range).
He is refusing to do anything other than keep me on 100mg based on my bloods, whereas I am SURE I am feeling hypothyroid still. I feel worse than I did in April - weight is going up rapidly, hair is falling out, I'm having to use hand cream all the time again because my skin is so dry, and I literally cannot function in the afternoon - I always fall asleep.
I have made an appointment with a different endocrinologist in another city in October, as I think my T3/T4 results point to a possible issue with T4 conversion, and I know this guy can prescribe T3 meds (they're very hard to get hold of over here).
But in the meantime, I have just increased my own meds from 100mg to 125mg as you can buy it over the counter here - from my blood results above, please can anyone advise if this is a stupid idea? I am really worried about doing it, but I am desperate to feel better again.