Really happy to be of some help to you!
It could be that your body is cleaning itself. Some who begin on hormone therapies and introduce vitamins find they experience the same thing. With hyper-defecation it becomes apparent because the turn-around time from stomach to toilet shortens considerably. It becomes: You eat...you go!
When taking T3, low BP is common. T3 will lower your blood pressure so that has to be watched. Many take their pulse a few times a day to see where they are. I find that lots of Himalayan Salt is wonderful. I put in my coffee, my water, everything. I have yet to push it to too much. I really don't think I could. You should try it, bet it will help with your low BP.
I've had a problem with low BP for over twenty-five years but never knew what it was. Mine is caused by low blood sugar. Had to watch my carb content and its ratio to protein to fat. I wasn't eating enough carbs; and when I was... it wasn't offset by enough protein and good fats! Had to find that out also on my own.
I truly believe with all my heart that fibromyalgia is a subset of hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia nearly thirty years ago.
Whatever is discovered in the future about fibro; controlling hypothyroidism, for me, also controls all my fibromyalgia symptoms. In fact, the fibro symptoms are the last ones to be put under control and serve as notice that I'm taking the proper amount of medication for my thyroid hormones.
In my opinion, you don't need anyone to diagnose fibromyalgia for you. Regarding many maladies, conventional medicine has replaced good nutrition and proper lifestyle habits to a fault. Read up on fibromyalgia and its relationship to hypothyroidism. It is a common companion to hypothyroidism. Knowledge is power.
Carpal tunnel is a common ailment with hypothyroidism. I've had the surgery on both hands, sixteen years ago. Too, I had a spontaneous collapse of the ulnar nerves in both arms. They were flattened like two garden hoses sitting beneath a Mac truck. At the time, I had no idea that those things were associated with hypothyroidism. But at the time, I didn't know I was hypothyroid.
In hindsight, I wouldn't have any of the surgeries, but instead would have gone down the path of changing my diet and nutritional supplements. I didn't know my stomach could not produce enough acid to provide my body with the nourishing vitamins in my diet. A total mess, for sure.
The more I learn, the more I see that we can control this more than we can imagine. It takes time and great motivation to figure out all the changes needed to get our body back in harmony with itself and our lifestyle. It can be done!
We are often frustrated into thinking that the many things that are going wrong are a number of different things! But, in my experience, I am connecting all the dots. From gallbladder removal to a hysterectomy... I now know the culprit causing all of my problems was my undiagnosed hypothyroidism.
It went on for decades. All the signs were there, but I was ignorant as to the malady. Being sick as a preemie, I thought everything was due to that and my congenital spinal problems. I was used to pain. Lots of pain. So I learned to ignore it all and continue on my way, happy and full of life despite my ever growing health issues.
I no longer have a thyroid, so I certainly can't turn back the hands of time...but others can. Take the time to learn everything you can about your body and your thyroid. My severe hypothyroidism went into Grave's Disease. I became hyperthyroid. Of course, at that point, no one thought about me ever being hypothyroid.
I found that doctors, even endocrinologists are mostly brainwashed about what is the proper treatment. They prefer the "easier" cases. The ones that are able to take a certain pill at a certain time and do perfectly fine day in and day out. Well, I certainly wish we all were that way! They know nothing of conversion problems and they are scare of dealing with T3. They don't want the responsibility of teaching a patient how to use it (IF they even know how to use it themselves). The only doctors I've found who truly understand are those who are either hypothyroid themselves or have a spouse who is.
Sometimes it is a curse to type fast. I get carried away. If nothing else, I hope this all lets you truly know how much I care about each and every person on this planet who is not being treated appropriately to get their thyroid hormone problems under control. It's not a quick fix for many of us. We have to tweak it depending on our particular situation in life. As we improve our vitamin deficiencies, we tweak it as we get better. Thus, it is imperative that we learn just how to do that.
T3 seems like a miracle when taken by those of us who cannot convert T4 into T3. Prior to knowing that, I was loaded with Reverse T3 due to an overabundance of T4 that had remained in my body unconverted. Since I couldn't convert it, it stockpiled and became toxic to me as I continued to take it! I had no idea. But in researching things and ordering my own tests, I found out exactly what I needed to know.
Until we find exactly the cause of why we cannot convert thyroid hormones as usual, T3 allows us to get thyroid hormone in our bodies and into our cells. But we have to take the right vitamins to get that to happen. Vitamins optimize our bodies and allow us to be receptive to thyroid hormone. For many, they can finally make the most of the thyroid hormone their bodies produce!
Well, my dear, I've done it again. Over the top with passion. But I'm here to help all I can. Hopefully, something here is helpful to you.
I'm very happy to be a part of this forum and thank each and every one who is here. Together, we can do this! As I continue to learn, I am very, very grateful for others who also have not given up and who are deciding to find out what is right for them.