Well its better than nothing. Few weeks ago I was feeling a bit better and my T4 was 14 (10-25), has been 10 for over a year. My TSH had risen a bit from 3.5 to 3.6, but then I started to feel awful again and called my GP. She agreed to trial levo if my TSH is at least 3.5 as the sleepiness came back worse than ever.
She thinks hypothyroidism doesnt come this slowly and she thinks it should have happened already, but she admitted she is quite clueless about how to deal with this as they are so poorly trained. She admitted that, which was surprising.
But to be honest, I had to admit that maybe I have been barking at the wrong tree as well, thinking all my symptoms are caused by one condition. I had chronic yersiniosis for a decade which is proved by blood tests, its a certain type of autoimmune disease caused by a bacteria, that probably is the original trigger of all this.. It was discovered by a psychiatric back then and was referred to endo except, the referral was dismissed as it was written by a psychiatric! I found it out just two years ago. So I do not know what else was going back then as it was never taken seriously.
Though, it is all irrelevant whether i have been developing hypo for years or just past few years, but it just confuses not just me but doctors as I tend to put all my symptoms in one box! I have recently realized how long it takes to address nutritional deficiencies and replace vitamins and how many symptoms have since improved. Takes years.
However, it was nice chat and I respect her, even though she made me promise to admit if I get no help from trialing levo I have to quit it. Of course I agreed!!! What I didnt tell her that if I do not benefit from levo it does not mean I would not benefit from other type of thyroid medication, that I will worry about later. I would not get her to agree try NDT or T3 so no point to argue about it.
I will call lab tomorrow and see how fast I can arrange tests as online I can see next morning appointment available seems to be a month from now.
If my thyroid numbers would have improved dramatically, then I have no idea what I will do as I feel ridiculously awful, I need to drink ton loads of coffee to survive somehow and still I keep falling asleep, I am very constipated and feel very cold. Based on how I feel I doubt my numbers are super good. Never felt this bad even though I say this everytime I hit the bottom. It surprises you can feel worse!!!!
Live and learn. Otherwise vitamin D has made wonders, been supplementing for 2 months with K2 and some A and magnesium. Has improved my digestion otherwise, I am still bloated and constipated, but nausea is now very rare!!!! That is a relief.
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