I don't see many people talking about their immune issues with their hypothyroid problems so I am never entirely sure how much my immune issues ARE down to the thyroid. I have repeated problems with what feel like a kind of cold virus but it rarely comes out into a full blown cold. I feel very tired for some days while it's coming on, and I usually have a kind of soreness in the nasal area.
Last year I thought it was improving, and I get help from a herbalist and take a range of supplements. This year things are going downhill, and I am wondering if the changes I am being asked to make are contributing. From being T3 only for 4 years (55mcg - 17 yrs T4 only before that), I am being asked to slowly phase in T4 until I end up with 20mcg T3 and 75mcg T4. So far I am taking 40mcg T3 and 25mcg T4 so not an enormous change yet - just 6 weeks in on this.
I don't want to go into the background too much in this post as I have talked about it in the past and it's complicated, but I am trying out the change of thyroid meds due to developing osteoporosis while on T3 only, and there is a chance that it contributed (I know the pros and cons with patient groups not agreeing with the consultants on the TSH issue in particular but also the FT3 which was high because taken close to dosing). So far there is no question of them taking T3 away altogether.
I cannot blame the T4 completely on this problem as I did continue to have it while on T3, but it did improve last year, and I don't entirely know why as now I have it back again. I am using progesterone to try and help with my chronically low cortisol issues - not desperately low just chronic (3 saliva tests over 4 years) and using this has improved my chronic migraines so it must be doing something useful. My DHEA was normal in the 3 tests I had.