i have a weak thyroid since l'm in my 20s, i know because it is in my mother family. the doctor kept telling me to take it easy and all that gobbledigub and over the decades nothing changed. about 9 years ago i was very unwell, put on more weight than was normal. then i collapsed for some unknown reason and the doctors then looked deeper. one very nice one, after a bloodtest told me, that i needed thyroid bloodwork done and come back for it!
of course i did'nt! the thyroid for me, at that time was just an ordinary organ like the apendix!!
i was send to see an dietician, becourse my weight just ballooned out of orbit. of course it was my fault for eating too much and not exercising, so i was tolt.
please.....i had 5 jobs!!!
anyway my dietician desided i had hypoglycemia. i tried to do what i was told, but it did'nt feel right, and did'nt. help.
at last i was diagnosed with hashimotos hypothyroid and i never felt right again.
on the 4th i see a new doctor (the old one quit) and then i will put in here, my last two bloodtests.
i am on 50mcg levo (oroxine)
and 10mcg lio (tertroxin)
i selfmedicate 20 mcg lio because we found out in here that i was undermedicated.
my t4 is not turning into t3 (rt3 is ~450.)
just wanted to let newcomers know how hard it is to get the right help.