I have not been diagnosed by my GP. I have had lots of blood tests over the years but nothing has shown - no surprise there! I am starting to wonder how long my thyroid has been playing up for? Decades? Who knows...
But I have seen Dr P recently and he said that my underactive thyroid was being caused by hypoadrenal symptoms and therefore wants me to address that before any thyroid medication. He has put me on a higher dose of adrenal cortex - was on 400mg per day of ACE, now up to 650mg using adrenavive iii. My results are high TSH 8.2, with a range up to 4. My T4 is slightly below range - range low is 12 and I am 11.
He wants me to keep a diary of BP, pulse and temps. I have also just done a Adrenal stress index 4 point test and 24 hour thyroid T3/T4 ratio test; these were recommended by him.
Since increasing my dose of adrenal cortex I have felt a little bit out of it (but then I wasn't exactly with it before). I have decreased my dose by 100mg to see if that helps as I thought that such a big increase might have been too much, too soon.
My worst symptoms are: temps in low 36 range so I'm freezing cold a lot; low mood and anxiety (for decades); itchy ear canal and eczema on face (again decades of this). I have a multitude of other symptoms but they are the worst.
Any advice or input would be gratefully received.