I am new here and am desperate for some help. I used to be over weight when I was young and finally put on compounded sustained release T3 at the age of 21 to help with low thyroid (naturopath following Wilson's protocol) I felt good for a while on this, probably around 6 years. Age 25 i started a vegan diet, then a raw vegan diet, then a fruititarian diet. I lost allllllllll the weight I ever wanted to lose and felt on top of the world. After about 2 year of this everything seemed to come crashing down. I felt horrible and bloated and started to gain weight again.
A horrible doctor (new bc I had moved) put me on synthroid which was a period I do not like to discuss as I could not even get out of bed most days, clearly I do not convert well. I gained 30 lbs in 3 months, worst times of my life.
Went back to my compounded SRT3, lost MOST of the weight, but never felt quite as good as i used to.
Moved again, next doctor put me on WP Thyroid. I had gone in bc I started have very severe brain fog. I finally was dropping alllll the weight I wanted to in order to get to my comfortable weight zone, it was great especially bc my energy was absolutely amazing! My brain fog never went away though and actually ended up getting worse. I ended up dropping wayyyy more weight than I wanted to. I got as high as 195 MG of NDT (WP) and things started going in the opposite way. I have now gained as much weight as I did on t4 alone and am depressed, fatigued, paranoid, and brain fog is so bad I no longer accept that I live in reality.
One day in my constant research I found Paul Robbins book "Recovering with T3" It seemed to match what I was going through pretty well and thought this must be for me!!! My doctor listens to me always and was willing to give it a try, he says I am the most complex patient he has had ha. I am being started on 25mcg of T3 but have not dropped my last grain of WP thyroid yet. So far I feel awful!!!! things have just gotten soooo bad I have gained more weight, allllll time high for me. I can barely get through the day I feel so depressed and terrible.
Do I up my dose? Do I go ahead and get rid of all NDT? Do I dose all at one like Dr. Lowe? My doctor is letting me lead the way with this as he is not familiar with T3 only dosing. Any help would be great as I am not sure what to do either! All I have is Pauls book and some research done by Dr. Lowe. Im so confused as to why nothing seems to help me?! I am convinced I will never be well again! Its scary.
I am a 28 year old female, 5' 6'', up to 150lbs now. Too young to suffer like this.
Any advice would be amazing I am very lost.