I have been on t3 only for over a month now, and I am currently on 100mcg t3. However I am a bit concerned by my heart rate which is 25bpm faster than normal. I also had some initial improvements in mood and physical symptoms which seem to have vanished. I don't know whether to stay on t3 and give it more time, but my heart rate concerns me and makes me feel I'm overmedicated but haven't given the t3 long enough to metabolise on the previous doses. In some ways i feel worse than before though it might just be a reaction to not feeling better as soon as i wanted and just waiting to start living again.
Maybe I Should try NDT as my first hormone replacement as my heart rate indicates that t3 might be too much to handle for now, and I even felt better on Metavive 2 porcine which isn't prescription quality.
Another unusual aspect to my scenario is that i have high in range ft3 and ft4 but a tsh of about 4. I felt that maybe it was resistance however my elevated heart rate makes me think not.
All I know is that i have clear hypo symptoms such as: bodywide non pitting edema that is spongy, very dry hair, extreme fatigue and depression, air hunger due to swelling, enlarged tongue and nose, red and dry eyes, yellow face, feel disconnected, (perhaps due to crippling fatigue) ascites, sparse hair, (had improved) flushing of face, slow wound healing leading to minor scarring on face, adrenaline rushes, blurred vision since age 12, poor memory, low temperature of 35.7c, stiff joints and muscles, hoarse voice due to swelling, abnormal liver function tests. However i have some more unusual symptoms such as massive weight loss, anxiety, muscle wasting.
This has to be hypo right? I have been to several doctors and none could work out what was going on, and some even admitted that my symptoms indicated hypo but they could not treat as i was in the normal ranges. My private doctor diagnosed me as hormone resistant but i didn't trust the metavive 2 as a reputable replacement so self medicated on t3. I had improvement in areas such as: eyebrows are thicker, eyes are whiter and glow occasionally, less depression and fatigue at times, less brain fog, normalised complexion, softer and glossier hair.
However, this was short lived and i feel dreadful again. Why did I feel better and then worse, and should i maybe consider swapping to NDT since my heart rate has been elevated consistently the last few days and has at times been over 100.
Many thanks, and sorry for the long winded message but I feel really desperate at the moment and I'm finding it hard having to stay at home with my parents and no life at age 20.
Just thought i would add that my mum has hypo too and we look and feel similar with regards to our symptoms. She has a tsh of 7, but that was two years ago and she hasn't been treated.