You have a wealth of knowledge that I am hoping to tap.
Been in conversation with my GP over diet/weight/ still being symptomatic of thyroid (weight gain, excess facial hair, dry skin, brain fog and most worringly-dibilating tiredness) despite being 15 years diagnosed with Hypo-assuming Hashimoto's. My GP put me on a no carb/fasting diet. Lost only 2 kg, now all weight back on after following diet for 6weeks. Supposed to have seen significantly greater weight loss than this.
I have been trying to see an endo for a while, and suggested this after bloods came back with these results: TSH: 0.48 (0.35-5.5) fT3: 3.4 (3.5-6.5) ft4:12pmol (10-19.8) B12: 406 (211-911).
I have fought to see an endo, now have an appt for mid September. Trying to get bloods booked again before endo appt, and was wondering what research would be best to go armed with? I am determined to be heard about trying T3 especially after bloods showed I am down on this, but thoroughly expect to be told to take a hike. I will then explain I will fund it privately but want them to write me a prescription on named basis-how will I do this? Any advice on what course would be best? Research to show?
I am pretty certain I have an absorption issue. Didn't want to start taking supplements of B12 until after next bloods were done. Feeling pretty clueless-just know that I cannot continue like this-the brain fog alone is driving me mad!
Many thanks for any help or suggestions you may be able to provide!