I've been feeling tired for a year now and the cold was unbearable right through the Winter. I bought a few thermometers, but thought they didn't work because the readings were always low. After having a blood test my triglycerides and cholesterol were found to be high. The doctor prescribed me statins and told me to avoid eggs etc - I have ignored all of that advice! TSH = 3.25 ng/ml, FT4 = 0.98ng/dl, FT3 =2.63pg/dl were within 'parameters', so he insisted that my thyroid is fine. He does not believe that low body temperature is significant and told me to find another doctor if I wasn't happy - I haven't yet, as I've preferred to inform myself first.
After a month of super healthy living, I'm still feeling weary, but, my TSH is down to 1.91ng/dl (For an unknown reason the first Endochrinologist did not test for FT4 or FT3). The second Endochrinologist told me that TSH was the only test that mattered... . I'm curious as to what has happened to my body in this last month, but am lacking full data.
I have decided to self-medicate with a dessicated thyroid. It seems impossible to get Armour, Nature or Westthroid sent to me in Italy, as I need a doctor's prescription. I have settled for Gold Thyroid 'food supplement. I intend to start on 130mg/day in the morning and afternoon /2 hour before eating. I will measure my daily basal temperature and have bought a Fitness Tracker to monitor heart rate and blood pressure. I will keep a log.
I trust that the triglycerides and cholesterol are rebalancing already
and will find their own equilibrium once I am heathy again and full of
I would appreciate any observations the community may have on my strategy and any healthy advice... Thanks