Hi I am a new member and I am here on behalf of my 25 year old daughter who has given up trying to fight for her health and her life back. She was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2011 and never felt completely well on Levothyroxine. She was identified as having a clinical need for T3 as the higher her dose of Levothyroxine went up, the lower her Free T3 level became. She gradually felt much better and most - not all - of her symptoms had gone.
Come August 2017 and the endocrinologist that gave her the T3 was replaced by another endocrinologist who straight away told her to come off the T3 before she became extremely thyrotoxic. My daughter insisted the T3 did her some good and that it was keeping her in work (before she would be at home struggling to do any housework or even socialise) but the new endocrinologist was adamant in taking her off it despite her showing a clinical need for it. His reason for taking her off it? Not only because he was afraid of her becoming thyrotoxic but also because he does not support the use of T3. She was taking 150mcg Levothyroxine in conjunction with the T3 (1 quarter twice a day) and her dose of Levothyroxine was not adjusted after the T3 was taken away.
She is feeling incredibly ill and just basically given up trying to help herself because the endocrinologist is saying her symptoms of appetite loss, constipation, puffy eyes and ankles, bloating, feeling cold are not symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Any ideas where to go from here would be appreciated, her latest bloods are below.
Serum TSH - 5.68 (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum free T4 - 13.6 (12 - 22)