Hi everybody. Basically what's happened is I've been taking 112mcg Levothyroxine for the longest time, probably about 7 months. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's about 8 years ago. As of two weeks ago I saw a Naturopath after complaining about hyper-like symptoms, such as anxiety, breathlessness, extremely cold hands. Here are the results of the bloodwork:
TOTAL T4 8.50
TOTAL T3 84
FREE T3 3.10
THYROID PEROXIDASE (TPO) 47.00
After seeing this, my Naturopath set me on Naturethroid. I started off at 1/4 grain with the levo. He also asked me to stop taking the Levo after a while. I'm now on 1/2 grain Naturethroid and my symptoms have gone through the roof. My hands are basically ice cubes with fingers and my breathlessness has taken over my life.
I realize it was weird of him to tell me to stop the Levo cold turkey, so how can I build up my thyroid medication without messing up dosages more than I already have? Should I try going back on the levo AND Naturethroid? I also have a bacterial and yeast infection going on (what we speculate to be SIBO and Candida) in addition to elimination diet (removing gluten, dairy, soy, etc). This has been a real struggle but I believe that my healing process can be made easier if it starts with the thyroid being treated as well.