I am 44 year old female, Hypo for 15 + years, Hashi's for at least 6+ years (when I was diagnosed). My labs came back today and tomorrow I see my Naturopath to go over results. Nurse said my labs look great, vit D low (27). I am addressing the Vit D, will soon start Iodine as that is really low (37 - range is 40-92 ), and i've been gluten/dairy free for 5 months which has almost put the Hashi's to rest
SO, my main symptoms and reason for visiting the Naturopath last fall were blurry vision and light-headedness almost regularly as well as sore joints - knees and fingers..I thought it was odd for my age. So she switched me from levo to 2 Grains of Naturethroid. WHOA!! my heart raced about 4 days into it and i freaked out and dropped myself to 1 Grain and even that revved me up, so I went on a 1/2 GR divided up into 2 doses for a month in a half and you can imagine what my labs did. Though when i first started on the NT, my lightheadedness and blurry vision went away. But then they came back, not the light-headedness so much but the blurry vision. Joints felt much better, so I suspect the levo.
Since labs were so out of whack, i went back on 88 mcg levo PLUS 1/2 Grain of Naturethroid, and I divide that up into two doses.
My new fasting labs are:
Free T4: 1.45 (0.93 - 1.70 ng/dL)
Free T3: 3.3 (2.0-4.4)
TSH: 0.341 (0.27 - 4.2)
I am thinking my T3 isn't high enough based on other posts, but since I am taking a tiny bit of NDT, should i be adding 20% to that T3 result? If so, that would put me in about the upper quartile of the T3 range???
Problem is I still feel lightheaded, but now only in the afternoons, after I take my second dose of NDT (1/4 grain).
Sorry for the long post but the information you all share is invaluable and I know you like to know every test result and as much information as possible so you can help.