I have a few questions related to under active thyroid and high cortisol. My T3 is low 4.2 (range is 3.1-6.8) and gp recognised this fact.
My serum cortisol and salivary cortisol is high and I have read,I believe, on STTM that if cortisol and iron is not optimal then using T3 or NDT is not advised as you may feel hyper. I am having trouble with my gp who has referred me to a local endo on nhs who specialises in diabetes. I have asked to be referred to a thyroid endo outside of our health board, who believes in T3 and she has advised that this is only possible privately. I have already seen one privately for cortisol issues and his specialty was thyroid, however, although he knew i was hypo he didn't make the connection that high cortisol can interfere with T4 to T3 conversion so I don't feel inclined to see him again. Due to the cortisol issue I have, I am not confident in going it alone with either T3 or NDT.
Any advice please?