Hello again. I have been on thyroxin and dhea combination for almost a month and on a milk-free diet for almost two months. It is a short time to expect "final" results, but I would just like to ask you a few things.
I did feel slightly better starting thyroxin and maybe it was a kind of a placebo effect, who knows. For the last few days I have been very ill and I thought I might be getting the flu, but no. My symptoms include heavy hot feelings (different from the earlier ones) as if I could n´t sweat the heat out as I used to.
I cannot afford the expensive doctor consultation now because of money shortage, so I just try to hang on. Other symptoms include very heavy lower back pain which will keep me awake if the heat feelings do not... I also have headaches and joint pain in my ankles, wrists and shoulders.
Upon waking/getting out of bed I am so hungry that it is almost impossible to wait 20 minutes after taking the thyroxin tablet (25 something -very small). After eating something I feel better. That leads me once again to questions about blood sugar.
I know I should get up at night when the "heat is on" and measure my blood sugar. I have been awake but so exhausted that I have not succeeded doing this yet. Once I get out of bed I feel shaky and cold. I have so dry and clumsy hands that it is difficult for me to put the needle in place...
I have been hanging on because of my dear dog who is about to have her puppies in the beginning of December. I cannot afford to collapse now. It is a stress situation for me, I knowww.
I wish I could get in a hospital where they could monitor my blood sugar and see the symptoms on/off. That is impossible, though. I can try to persuade the private sector doctor to make a covering note to the public health system...
I would like to hear your diagnoses! Am I hyperthyroid or somewhere between hyper and hypo (with low TSH, low FT4, good FT3)?
My blood sugar has been left unattended for now so I have no idea what it might be after fasting. I will try to find that out myself.
Thank you in advance!