I'm wondering if my current fatigue may be related to running out of T3 one day, then taking a couple of days for body to replenish or, maybe, a B12 issue?
For instance, last week I met a friend and we spent 4 hours in one shop which included a leisurely coffee and a leisurely lunch, so not exactly 'too much'. However, the following two days, I felt dreadful (as usual) as soon as I got up, just no energy or motivation. I don't sleep well anyway so was soon on the settee - 3 hrs sleep, still feeling awful, forced myself to get some lunch and tea but just couldn't wait for bed time. The 2nd day is usually slightly better than the fist day, then the 3rd day I generally feel much better, fatigue-wise (still with other hypo symptoms tho)
Y'day, I was able to do quite a lot but, today, don't feel good again, ie so tired, no energy, no motivation, just don't want to 'be', had a 3 hr sleep this afternoon but still can't wait for bedtime although I don't sleep well anyway.
On a 'good' day, I feel much better as soon as I get up. It's almost as if I have a 'tank of limited energy', so am able to do stuff but then quickly 'run out of fuel' with it taking a couple of days (variable) to refuel, and feeling so tired when getting up in the morning. Does this make any sense?
My TSH and FT4 in Oct 2016, on Levothyroxine 125mcg Mon/Weds/Fri) / 150 mcg Sun/Tues/Thurs/Sat but, due to the T4 being higher than GP was happy with, the Levothyox was reduced to 125mcg daily.
My symptoms of fatigue have got worse over a period of time but more significantly in the past couple of months or so. I'm getting repeat TSH and T4 blood test this week, plus I have the pack from BlueHorizon for TSH, FT4 AND FT3 (my surgery won't request T3, saying the lab won't do it unless T4 extremely high, hence the BH test kit)
Results - Oct 2016
TSH - 0.03 (0.2 – 5.5)
Free T4 – 31 (9 – 23)
I'm due to see my GP later next week and would like some 'ideas' up my sleeve because I doubt he'll have anything much to suggest
I'm also trying to get my GP to consider B12 being an issue so have also posted on HU PAS. Rather than duplicate posting and repeating myself, here is the link to the PAS post, if interested healthunlocked.com/pasoc/po...
Many thanks for any thoughts