Hello everyone, and thank you for your time! this is my main source of info and help with hashi!!!
After getting back new test results I would appreciate some feedback. I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's 14 months ago, after much trouble with trying to find the right doses of meds (and a string of unkind or unprofessional GPs) am now self medicating with 75mcg T4 and 20mcg T3. These are my main issues:
- Immune system very low- I have been ill almost constantly this year (which is totally unlike me) with 4 bouts of flu, colds, pneumonia and bronchitis.
- energy levels aren't too bad compared to a year ago but i still feel too weak most days to do any exercise.
- terrible brain fog, no memory or concentration!!! This is seriously damaging my work as I am an artist and rely on having ideas to make a living!
- very swollen breasts (this is a MAJOR annoyance, I have gone up 3 sizes and find it unacceptable)
Have been taking selenium, vit C and D supplements, and started last month on a good multivitamins that includes iron, vit K2, b12 (wellwoman 3-6-9). Gluten free for 10 months.
TSH 0.01 (0.3-5.0)
T4 13.6 (9.0-19.0)
T3 4.9 (3.25-6.21)
Ferritin: 53 (9-120)
serum b12 700 (200-1000)
serum folate 12.1 (4-18)
The GP has no advice for me. I am wondering if I should persevere or switch to some NDT and see how that works out? I am also trying to conceive...
many many thanks for your feedback, any pointers would be SUPER appreciated.