Just wanted some more feedback regarding my current levothyroxine regime.
Back in March I had lowered my T4 to 137 Synthroid from 163. Just to recap, my main symptoms are not being able to sleep and being fatigued and lethargic. I thought that maybe my FT4 was to blame and T3 doesn't do much for me except makes me feel hot and sweaty, definitely not like the T3 in NDT.
So a few weeks ago I had labs done, later in the day as by evening I feel pretty darn drained and these were my results:
TSH: 2.19 (.3 - 5.5 range)
FT3: 2.2 (2.3 - 4.2)
FT4: n/a (tends to be low mid range)
TPO: 34 (0-35 range)
So my TSH fluctuates like mad regardless. I thought going less would allow for me to sleep more and to a sense I feel like I want to but my quality isn't any better.
Also, since my decrease, I've gained weight... about eight pounds and I work out daily and I work out hard. No decrease i weight is happening.
I've also noticed that about 8-10 hours following my medicine, I feel DRAINED. I know many will surmise that this sounds weird but it feels like my medicine is wearing off? I feel more like myself but my heart feels like it's beating harder at this time. Sometimes I have to take a 12.5 of T4 and it seems as if it lessens it.
Any suggestions as to what to do? I'm really darn frustrated at this no thyroid thing and I'm almost 3 years out. I feel like a stuffed sausage and I can't say I've gained this much on T4. A few pounds yes, but not like this. I do know that last time that I was on 137 of levo that I gained some weight too. I thought that maybe these were hyper symptoms but I feel that now I'm realizing that they are not. I also feel so fatigued throughout the day and after attempting to clean for 30 minutes, I'm usually so tapped out.
Any helpful insight as what to do? Thank you.