Hi all I'm a newbie on a steep learning curve. Been on quite a journey of discovery since the 'trust me I'm a doctor' programme opened my eyes to t3. I'm 47 and was diagnosed as hypothyroid at 18. Following years of problems I was diagnosed as ceoliac at 29. I am extremely strict with my diet including avoiding eggs and chicken breast as I've found these can set me off too. Must be because they are fed on so much wheat. So whether I'm hashimotos is anyone's guess. I had a full hysterectomy at 33 for very bad female hormones that had caused many years of serve depression and mood swings. Still the depression and anxiety persists.
I think Ive been self medicating for many years with wine 😂. Guess its been around 20 years that every evening I've had around 1\2 a bottle, sometimes up to a full bottle. Last November I gave up drinking during the week. Everyone said you'll feel so much better. But I just haven't, I felt exactly the same. Sluggish, tired / exhausted, spaced out, cotton wool for brains, depressed - as ever. I've also always struggled with my weight. Been dieting strictly and exercising since new year ( again ! ) with no weight loss. So the programme and this website have been a revelation. I've quite possibility been ill all these years. I'm going on a bit n I said to myself I wouldn't !
I've ordered some t3 which I can't wait to arrive. I was on 150mg for nearly 25 years but some clever doctor decided I should be reduced to 125mg a few years ago. And I've felt even worse ever since.
Recently read the British thyroid association's response to the piece on trust me I'm a doctor. The line - 'people may now have high expectations of how energetic they should feel' ( with regards patients insisting they where hypothyroid when the bloods suggested they were not ) really annoyed me. Has he spent the best part of his adult life taking pro-plus just to be able to go to work !
I spoke to my doctor about ordering t3. He said - he advised against it and couldn't advise me any further. No discussion or suggestion of seeing an endo. Not seen one since my teens. I asked for a blood test including t3 and he said he'd ask but its unlikely they'll do it, they don't tend to, because they don't like to !
Apart from Levo I'm on a vitamin b complex supplement that feels like its no help what's so ever 😞. Any advice on my way forward and your experiences most appreciated