Hi my first post hope it's not too long, need some advice.
I’ve not been feeling very good for about 18 months but getting worse lately,to be honest originally I thought I might have MS but think that's unlikely as I'm 64. After checking my symptoms on the net I came across Dr Barnes book, and most of the symptoms I have.My morning pulse was 52 and temp 35.8c. I visited the Doctors and as it happened I had had a general check up with a TSH check in it. When I told him I thought I had a thyroid problem, he told me I had not as my TSH was 2.9. He sorted a blood test out and ESG which came back ok. I decided to get a check myself at Bluehorizon results;
TSH3.28(0.27/4.2) free T4 15.4 (12/22) free T3 4.3 (3.1/6.8) TPAB 16.7 (0/34) Thyglobin <10 Blood test doctors B12 879 (200/900) D3 87.7 (100/150) serum iron 16.0 (10/31)
I would have discussed these results with him but he didn't seem interested even had trouble getting my blood results after an argument with him I got them after paying £10.
Rightly or wrongly i decided to self medicate, as it was easier for me to get T3 (Tiromel)
I used that. I started on 12mg building up to 100mg over 5 weeks,I checked my pulse, blood pressure and temperatures each day. I was worried about being on such an high dose so started reducing, I was don to 62.5 mg. Last Saturday night didn't feel well so checked BP which was way up at about 160/85 this worried me so I had 24 hours with no T3,started back on 25mg Monday. My my waking pulse and temperatures have gone back down. Is it best to switch to NDT as I have some now or try bringing my T3 dose gradually back up and see how my BP is. The trouble with self medicating obviously I can't discuss this with my Doctor. Will get another Bluehorizon check soon. sorry the post was so long thanks.