ZERO Weightloss

ZERO Weightloss

Hi Everyone,

From my previous posts I just wanted to get some advice. I've been doing a lot of reading and podcast listening to various homeopathic and MD doctors and feel a bit confused. I have been working out and eating healthy but still have yet to lose even 1 lb. My PCOS has returned which is very painful, I have diarrhea, severe bloating, feel anxious, and every other day pretty tired feeling. Also having trouble focusing. I'm now on 125 mcg of Levothyroxine and am wondering if I should be switching to a combination T3/T4 medication. My last labs showed that my TSH was in the normal range but my T4 and T3 were above normal range and at that point I was on 137mcg and feeling almost like heart palpitations and very sweaty. I still get sweaty, but now I also get these random chills. I just got a copper IUD put in (about 3 weeks ago now) so I'm no longer on any hormones. I'm at a loss for what to do here! I'm still probably 25 - 30 lbs over weight and it won't budge! Below is the history of my lab results, anything with a question mark my doctor didn't test for at the time. When I first went in in August I was having severe cramping, a goiter, along with all of the other symptoms, so don't get me wrong I feel WAYYYY better than I used to, but still not 100%. My doctor seems to think that this is sufficient. I think I may need to do a complete Spectra-cell blood panel to see what's really going on here. Thank you so much for any advice/help!

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  • oh, btw I have Hashimotos.

  • It would have been easier to advise you, if you'd given some ranges. :)

  • Sorry ranges for this lab are:

    T4 - this lab's range is 0.8 - 1.6

    TSH - this lab's range is 0.45-5.40

    T3 - this lab's range is 2.0 - 4.4

  • I think a combination of T4/T3 might work better for you (I am not medically qualified and have hypothyroidism).

    Sometimes levothyroxine may not raise our metabolism sufficiently for the weight to reduce. We gain because it is a clinical symptom of hypothyroidism and I doubt doctors are aware of this.

    New research has been done by several organisations which has proven that many prefer T4/T3 combinations.

    Some links:

  • I guess I'm wondering if I shouldn't take T3 because my last results my T3 es very high. Wouldn't taking more cause issues?

  • Did you leave 24 hour gap between dose of levo and blood test?

    You'd reduce some T4 and add T3. The recommendation is 3 T4 to 1 T3.

  • Oh no, no one told me to do that!

  • O.K. :) It's a learning curve I'm afraid. To get the best results from your tests they should always be the earliest available, fasting (you can drink water). Also allow 24 hour gap between your last dose of levo and the test and take afterwards.

    This method keeps the TSH at it's highest level. Doctors only appear to take notice of this result and adjust doses accordingly (shouldn't do this). In fact the TSH drops throughout the day, earliest a.m.

    If we've taken hormones a short while before test, they will most probably show higher than they would be.

    Wait till after your next blood test then see what your results are then and post, with the ranges (these are important as labs differ so nothing is easy).

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