I have been taking Levothyroxine for the past 15+ years and it has become increasingly ineffective - if indeed it's helped much at all. This past 1-2years I've been going to my GP to ask for more thorough investigations into my thyroid because I can feel it's not working and the Levo isn't doing the job of medicating my hypothyroidism properly. I believe my thyroid levels also drop in the run-up to my period when my symptoms are at their worst
Thanks to a well-informed friend and to you guys, I'm now aware my Ferritin levels are through the floor and my Folate and B12 levels are low. So, once these deficiencies are being addressed, which should I start with: T3 or NDT?
In the past I know that the supplement Nutri Thyroid has helped, so I was leaning towards self-medicating with (probably Thiroyd or Thyroid-S) NDT first.
Obviously, with the summer holidays coming up next week (eek!) I want the quickest results so that I can actually muck in with the kids.
Given it'll take a fortnight - at the very, very least - to receive any meds from abroad, I figure my blood levels will be slightly better by then. Luckily, I don't actually mind eating liver!
My main symptoms are...hmm...where to start: chronic pain, feeling utterly empty of energy, terrible memory issues, poor concentration, slow and forgetful speech, brain-fog, weird menstruation, constipation, always cold, always sleeping, exhaustion, under-eye dark circles, etc etc! A lot of symptoms indicating big crossover with the ME/ CFS I have which I think followed undiagnosed hypothyroidism (although actually I have post-viral ME and get terrible post-exertion malaise and brain-fog after exercise - i.e.: walking!).
Anyway. I appreciate that you guys may not be medics but you are still far, faaaaar more experienced than me in this area. So, any thoughts and recommendations as to go the T3 or NDT route first would be gratefully received!