Posted here twice before but making a new thread...
I have been feeling bad for some months now and had lab results that showed I was hypo at the end of December 2016. TSH was at 5,61 and ft3 and ft4 also low.
I have had lingering symptoms such as feeling cold, struggling to get out of bed in the morning, bloated stomach and digestion didn't feel great, bad PMS etc for quite some time. My mood got really low from autumn on, leaving me really sad and tearful by the end of the year.
I started increasing my dosage from 100 to 125 at Christmas. (I usually had 125 as my dose but one time my TSH was suddenly at 0,12 - no fts tested - and my doctor told me to lower to 100):
After 5 weeks of increase back to 125 my lab was:
TSH 0,23 (0,3 - 3,0)
ft3: 3,0 (2,2 - 5,0)
ft4: 1,34 (0,89 - 1,76)
I still had all of my symptoms. At some point I thought "ok I am not crying as much anymore"...
Then I found a good doctor (finally an expert who doesn't care about TSH only) and she said I should increase to 150. That was 5 weeks ago now. I had high hopes that this would make me feel better finally but I didn't notice any improvement. If anything, I have felt worse in February than in January. Crying a lot, sometimes nervous, sometimes hopeless, tired, feeling overwhelmed.
I must add I had to find an apartment and moved just this week so the stress certainly didn't help.
My latest lab from two days ago showed this:
TSH 0,03 (0,3 -4,0)
ft3 3,56 (1,7 - 4,2)
ft4 18,5 (9,4 - 18)
Really surprised. This is kind of overdosed? My doctor first said maybe I still need to increase (as I am still having classic hypo symptoms such as cold hands etc), but I said I don't feel comfortable and would rather lower about 12,5 LT.
She agreed I should try.
Could it be that I am not feeling any better, or if anything worse now, because the dose is too high? I have heard overdose symptoms (too much t4) can mimick hypo symptoms as well and read accounts of people feeling cold, exhausted, depressed when overdosed with LT.
I also had similar levels (ft4 at 105%, ft3 at 78%) years ago when I experimented with cytomel, and I felt awful back then as well. Very depressed and really anxious.
Only thing that has improved right now is my digestions - which is working well. And my stomach is not as bloated as usually. There was one day where it was totally flat, like back in the old days even
Sorry for the long text. Any feedback is appreciated