Just a question... so last time I had posted I was on a reduced dose of T4 being at 150 of Synthroid. I saw a new PCP that said per my labs (0.03 TSH & Top of the range FT4) that she said traditionally she would reduce my T4. However, after being on a reduced amount, I was feeling all the more hypo. So, since she said I wasn't experiencing traditional hyper symptoms, she agreed to raise me up but I'm going at baby steps and agreed to do 163. Now, here's my question... I do feel that I have more energy since then and it has only been two weeks. My TSH has been mostly suppressed since my TT, minus when I had swapped back to synthetic from NDT and it was in the 2.0 for a few months, even when on T4 doses of 125 - 150 + 5 mcg of T3.
So, my question, I still can't sleep, no matter what my dosage or form of thyroid hormone is. My hair is still falling out like it is meant to be a sweater and that has instilled more than enough sadness in me. I do know Synthroid suppresses me more than any other brand (minus NDT but just by a bit) but I still wonder if I'm too hyper, if TSH does play a part or if it's not accurate for me, but I wonder if I just need a shove of T3 or what. However, I know many claim to reduce their T4 when doing so. If even on 150 with T3 from my experience, I felt the crash after T3 dosing and wonder if anyone here is on a higher amount of T4 with some T3? Anything less than 150 and I just feel so miserable, more than I do now, but I still have cold intolerance, still constipated, lethargic, dry mouth, and of course, my symptoms are always much, much worse around that monthly female time. My appetite has been a bit more ravenous since raising but I had none when reducing my dose but waking up shivering.
Anyway, I digress. I'm trying to accrue explanations. I still think about NDT a lot but my coworkers remind me how often I made mention that I "didnt feel right" when on it and my low FT4 made me feel physically weak. Now I'm wondering if I'm some freak that needs some insane amount as the only time I felt well was
a) on Cytomel only right afte my TT (possibly due to still having natural hormones in my body)
b) when switching to NDT from T4 for the first week (also possibly due to the high mix of T4 with the surge of high T3 in the system)
I just want to feel like me again, or to feel like seeing my friends, or being a 30-something and laugh and not be exhausted, sleep deprived, and to smile. That's all. I feel so devoid of emotion now and trying to get opinions on what people find normal or in this situation sans thyroid. I just don't know about this TSH lab or maybe it's been right all along, eeeks.
Thank you all!