Hello, just looking for any advice, I am currently on 100 pure levo, but my GP thinks I am over medicated due to my TSH tests, and my T4 & T3 being in mid-range, but I still have all the Hypo symptoms & still putting on weight. (I do not have my latest results). I have ordered some NDT (WP Throid) but I am totally unsure & scared about self-medicating and have no ideas about doses, or increasing etc.
I did try adding some T3 earlier this year (May) for about a month, but I think I increased it too quickly, and my body didn't tolerate it well, so I came off it. Also my Endo at the time, said he wasn't prepared to treat me if I was taking T3, so this is another reason why I stopped it.
I have just been getting worse for the year that I have been on Levo, and that's why I wan to try the NDT. I am actually anorexic, and have been for over 15 years, so putting about 4 stone in weight on over the past 18 months, has literally been hell on earth for me, so I am just hoping that something will work.
People mention about cortisol & adrenal issues when trying NDT, I did have my cortisol tested in June and it was high for most of the day, and I don't know how to get it down, my GP doesn't seem to know how to tackle it, so I'm scared that the NDT wont work, but don't know how to get the cortisol down.
How can you have your adrenals tested? I've not heard of this, so I am unsure of how mine are. Sorry for all the questions, but I am extremely desperate. My GP thinks that an anti-depressant would help, as I've had suicidal thoughts, or maybe an anti-anxiety, but I am most upset about my weight gain, and I think that medication will just put more weight on. I also have a Gluten, Dairy & Lactose allergy, so that is causing me to have even more problems with digestions and stomach pain. I just can't remember the last time I felt well, or even happy. I am actually a sports-nut (my team is arsenal, hence my 'Bellerin' name) but even watching sport is doing nothing for me anymore, I just feel like there's nothing left, I am never going to lose weight which due to my illness, is the most important thing in the world to me.
Any help or advice to always immensely appreciated.