Hey guys! This forum is amazing, such an incredible resource! I'm a 27 year old male. RN beginning a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program in May. Lots of stuff going on and I'd love some feedback.
First labs. I can get numbers later but FT3 is low out of range, FT4 is just barely in range, TSH totally normal around 1.5. WBCs are low and have been going lower over the past few years. Ferritin is 49 but was 7 last year. Serum B12 has ranged from low to off the charts. Serum folate is okay. Testosterone very low but has also fluctuated.
Wanted to see FM doctor but can't afford it. I ended up seeing a semi alternative doc but his knowledge is limited and I ended up explaining a ton of physiology to him.
Symptoms are many but crushing fatigue, slow progressive weight gain, worsening anxiety and sleep issues are the most difficult to deal with.
Two months ago he put me on 1/2 grain NDT twice a day. I feel no better, still very low pulse and temp. Money is limited so can't do anymore labs right now. I'm relocating for school and seeing him tomorrow. What should I request? Increase NDT and/or add T3? He didn't seem to keen on rxing T3 but I feel like it could help. Will I be okay buying either/or myself? I just want to feel better, especially as I begin this rigorous accelerated program. Hope some of you geniuses can help me out! I'll be so grateful!