I am completely new to this! I hope it's not too long winded, sorry!
I am wanting to find out about taking T3. I am 31 year old female diagnosed with an underactive thyroid after my son was born nearly 3 years ago now. I have since had my daughter who is 9 months old, pregnancy seems to send my thyroid haywire. I have never really been right though!
My FT3 level is currently 4.3 I had a blood test last Friday. It has always been on the low end of the scale. My TSH is currently 1.36 and my FT4 is 11.9. I am currently taking 75mcg of levothyroxine, pre pregnancy I was on 100mcg I am really struggling at the moment with aching muscles and sore joints, fatigue with some days it's a struggle to move I feel like lead. My brain is very slow, my skin and hair are dry and I'm not managing to control my temperature I'm either hot or mostly cold especially my lower legs and feet. Along with other things I'm generally not feeling good! So really I am wondering if I would benefit from taking T3 I've spoken to my endo who will not consider it.
I wanted some helpful info from any fellow thyroid patients as I'm not sure what to do or where to turn. Doing a little research it suggests I could benefit from a combination of T3 and T4 possibly. I wondered what your experiences were? My levels are within the normal parameters but I'm feeling awful.
Thank you for your responses in advance!