Hi this is my first post. I was diagnosed hypothyroid after the birth of my child almost 12 years ago after going to gp exhausted with a bag of hair that I'd collected - - a year after my child was born.
Apparently my results were off the scale when they got them back.
I was put on synthyroid T4 and after 4-5 years of getting bigger and bigger, freezing cold, depressed, with feet that had cuts and were always covered in hard skin despite constant visits to chiropodists m- I visited drs S and P.
I had become more and more unwell and was enormous. Despite eating like a sparrow. Felt like my legs were in irons. No energy and no life. Consulted Dr S (RIP) and Dr P - all to no avail. I would have continued with Dr S (used to come to Glasgow) but then he passed away! I only went to see Dr P once - couldn't afford to go to London again. He couldn't find my pulse!
I've tried armour to no avail - now I'm T3 (only) for past 5 years. (75 mcgms daily). However I feel if I swallowed an entire packet - it wouldn't make a jot of difference. My gp wants to add T4 but I had so much reverse T3 and it made me ill _ I don;t want to - I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.
I've seen various endos (specialising in diabetes) that just shrug and tell me they can do nothing for me. I simply have to live like this. I've no memory and simply have a scalding shower each morning to heat up. I work f/t.
My results constantly come back non-compliant - because nothing makes a difference.
No-one is giving me any hope. They just patronise and ignore me.
My last results Dec 2016 are as below
Can anyone help? My sisters (2) and mother all respond to synthyroid and are slim and well. I have a conversion problem - that's why I went on T3 but five years on nothing puts a dent in my symptoms - apart from hair loss much reduced.
I switched from T3 prescribed by Gp to greek stuff because I believe its more potent.
I take it x2 tabs (25 mcgms) frmorning with water - don't eat for hour and half.Another tab of 25 at 4pm.
I take magnesium, D3, folic acid, selenium and ashwaghanda. Nothing helps.
I'm just back from holiday where I had to wear the obligatory fat clothes to hide a stomach (an apron) that looks like I gave birth to triplets. The classic buddah tummy. There is no definition in my face. It's just round. Yet when my child was born I was slim!
I'm fed up and don't know what to do anymore. There is no expertise for people like me. I'm just offered anti depressants!
My results Dec 2016 are as below: I was tested for coeliac - negative result.
It also doesn't help that I don't understand my results. Hope someone can shed light on why no improvements on T3 only. Thankyou all in advance! Apoogies for such along post.
Thyroid Perox ABs > 2000.0 U/mL
Serum Ferritin 139 (15-200)
Sodium (133-149) 137
Potassium (3.5-5.3) 4.5
Urea (2.5-7.8) 5.7
Creatinine (40-130) 59
GFR (est'd) (>60))
TSH (0.35-5.00) 19.32
Free T4 (9.0 -21.00) < 5.0
Total T3 (0.9-2.5) 2.8
Platelet count 254