Here are the facts (please see earlier posts for my most recent bloods):
Started on 2grains NDT (compounded chemist) 2 weeks ago. Seeing my endo in 7 weeks for bloods and dose adjustment. Was on 80mcg T3 after previous unsuccessful trials of T4 only and T4/T3 mixes. Had hyper/hypo all my life as far back as I can remember (59 now), just hypo for last 10 years, diagnosed Hashimoto’s 19 months ago. Am Coeliac too, diagnosed 15 years ago and totally gluten free diet since. .....Now, since joining and reading here I suspect malabsorption is my main issue. I’m on a cocktail of the best quality recommended vitamins and supplements I can afford, including sublingual B12. I no longer drink alcohol since 3 years, I’ve recently cut out sugar, I make my first batch of SCD yogurt this weekend... sigh... I have a low stress full-time job which I find exhausting some weeks, but it gets me out and about and takes my mind off all THIS. ...I’m meant to be transitioning from 80mcg T3 to zero T3 by end next week so my endo can have a clear 6 weeks of 2grains NDT-only before bloods. I’m down to 40mcg T3 and the 2grains NDT. ...I felt a-maz-ing the first 10 days, in that I felt the longest run of consistent improvement in energy and mental well-being, since being diagnosed. Instead of feeling 4-5 out of 10, I felt 5-even occasionally 6 out of 10! Now... at day 15 I’m back to 4-5 out of 10 and I feel miserable, like I’m dying from my agony-feet, up through my rigid calves. Uggghhgrrrrwaaa!!! I’m filled with dread at the thought of whittling further off my T3 (which lifted the fog and depression at my 14-month post diagnosis mark) and feeling like this and worse for 6 weeks. Over Christmas :-(( So.... my questions are:
1) What does this all mean?
2) How on earth do you lovely people keep going through these tough, painful times?
3) Am I on the right track? Is there hope?
Struggling today, Blue_Bee xxx