I was recommended to share these in a new post, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
TSH: 2.21 mu/L (0.27 - 4.20)
Free T4: 29.5 pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0) "abnormal"
Free T3: 3.6 pmo/L (3.1 - 6.8)
After my latest results my GP said everything was in range and no need to change my Levothyroxine dosage. I've steadily increased to 125 mcg since being diagnosed over a year ago.
Problem is my symptoms are still there: brain fog, depression, aching limbs and sore joints, lethargy.
I have a number of food intolerances which came to light via a FoodPrint 120+ reactivity test and I have to avoid gluten, gliadin, dairy, all nuts bar almonds, most nightshades including potatoes, legumes, avocado. So it's very difficult to introduce anything new or even slightly exciting. I've found I cannot tolerate alcohol too and I'm still unclear whether that's the illness or the levothyroxine, I could tolerate it before the medication but that's well over a year ago now. These things in particular add to my depressive state, I just feel like I have no outlet or escape—to the point where I am even considering taking up smoking again, mad as it sounds, just so I have something for me.
Sleep isn't great and nearly always interrupted by needing to urinate 2-3 times throughout the night. I've only slept right through once in the last fortnight.
All in all, I'm feeling pretty morose and really at a loss with it all. Just when I think I'm feeling good and I must've finally cracked the optimum diet, I seem to have another flare-up again and thus feel like I'm back at square one, back searching for the answers, in my dark place again.
I've reached the stage where I've realised even my limited knowledge is probably more than my GP holds about my condition and I have no faith in getting what I need from him.
I'm now planning on introducing NDT (privately sourced) as soon as it arrives—following the STTM dosage advice of course.
That's where I'm at. Any advice on my blood numbers above would be most welcome. Thanks for reading.