Hello everyone, I hope today finds you well and in decent health. Quick re-cap here - primary diagnosis of M.E./C.F.S. Low cortisol as per 24hr saliva test. Sub-clinical hypothyroidism.
Am currently taking 12.5mcg of T3 at 3.30am to strengthen my adrenals and raise morning cortisol as per Paul Robinson’s T3 Curcaduan method. Been on this for 2 years and this works wonderfully for me.
Then I take 1 grain of Naturethroid at 8.30am. I have tried raising my dose/adding in another small dose etc but my body hates it.
TSH - 3.29 (0.27-4.2)
Free T4 - 12.6 (12.0-22.0)
Total T4 - 71.2 (59.0-154.0)
Free T3 - 4.46 (3.10-6.8)
Ferritin - 41.5 (13.0-152.0)
Thyroglobulin Antibody - 21.5 (0.0-115.0)
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies <9.0 - (0.0-34.0)
Two questions - I’m very tired. I’ve developed muscular pain through neck, shoulders and hips (thought it was Polymyalgia rheumatica) but I’m only 43. Could it be my hypothyroidism? It has suddenly come in from nowhere and I’ve had M.E./hypo for ten years but never any pain like this! Baffled by it.
Do I have Hashimoto’s? I’d say no from those results but I’m not sure how to interpret them properly.
Any ideas greatly appreciated. I may not be able to respond today, as I’m exhausted but I will read every response and reply as soon as I’m able to.
Thank you all,