I am looking for help with understanding my results and advice as to what to do next. My inability to concentrate is preventing me from thinking the problem through! My potted history is: I was diagnosed hypothyroid 11 years ago and have been on T4 since. I have always taken a slightly higher dose than my GP was happy with (based on TSH) in order to have enough energy to live and work. Over time I have developed a number of other problems which I believe are linked and last year developed lichen sclerosus and painful feet (lumpy and unstable ligaments) and thought I should take some action. I also found Health Unlocked. I asked for a referral to an endo, who, when I saw him, said he might prescribe T3 but first wanted me to take Vit D. After he got my blood results however, he wrote to GP and advised a reduction in my T4. So I became very hypo and when I finally had my next appointment in January he reinstated my T4 (125/150 alternate days) but refused T3. I asked whether there was a medical reason in his opinion why I should not take T3 and he said no. I sourced T3 privately and began a mixed regime in early February, gradually increasing T3 to 25mcg in 3 doses and reducing T4 to 50 Mcg at night. However, I do not feel better on it, although my blood pressure is lower and the lichen sclerosus seems less rampant. I have been taking supplements as recommended on this site and elsewhere including Vit d B12 selenium thiamine, and have been following a gluten free diet ( with some mistakes) since autumn. I had a BH test done last week and have received these results:
Tsh. 0.01. (0.27-4.20)
T4 total. 40.6. (64.5-142.0)
Free T4. 7.46. (12-22)
Free T3. 7.61. (3.1-6.8)
Anti thyroidperoxidase abs. 20. <34
Anti thyroglobulin abs. <10. <115
All the thyroid results have come back highlighted in red.
I am so miserable and feel so rotten that something needs to change, but I don't know what! I am about to start Isabella Wenzt AIP diet.