Hello, my name Is Jacqueline. I am 53 years old female! I am very new to this forum so please be kind! I've been going through difficult times these past few years that my GP prescribed me Effexor 75 mg which I took from June - Sept 2016 when I announced to the doctor that they didn't do "shit" to my depression and I wanted it off. The doctor reluctantly agreed to wean me off Effexor 75 mg so he gave me 37.5 mg. However, within a week I noticed my weight crept up. In October my period lasted for 12 days then restarted again a week later which this time lasted for 2 weeks and both times it was unusually a super heavy flow! My normal weight was between 42-43 kg (42.5-95 lbs) And my height is 155 cm (5.2") Within two months (October and November on Effexor 37.5 mg my weight went up to 52 kg (114.6 lbs) without changing my diet nor eating habit! Finally, when I hit 53.5 in January 2017 I took a plunge and started a new way of eating which is High Fat Low Carb (HFLB) diet! On day four, I stopped cold the Effexor and never got side effects doctors always try to scare me. Move forward, life hit me hard again that I wanted to commit suicide at the beginning of November 2017 which then my GP prescribed me Fluoxétine (Prozac) 20 mg (once a day before bed) along with Alprazolam (Xanax) 0.25 mg also once a day before bed.
For other health condition, my Neurologist tested my TSH on Sept. 21, 2017 (3.06 UI/ml with value ref between 0.27 - 4.2) while the previous test was 2.47 UI/ml taken on Oct. 11, 2016.
On Dec. 13, 2017, got other tests and these are the results and with this, my GP gave me Levothyrox 50 mg to be taken 1/2 in the morning for 10 days then 1 tablet till the next test in 6 weeks! I asked him why he wouldn't give me T3 med. He said that Levothyrox will "correct" the FT3.
FT3 1.53 pg/mL (2.5 - 4.2) Previously, Oct 11, 2017 was 2.37pg/mL
FT4 1.5 ng/dL (0.93 - 1.70 Previously Oct 11, 2017 was 1.9 ng/dL
TSH US 3rd generation 8.52 UI/mL (0.27 - 4.2) Previously Nov. 2, 2017 was 4.66
AB (Anti-Thyroglobulin) < 10.00 UI/ml (<115 IU/ml)
Anti TPO < 10 UI/ml ( <34 IU/ml)
Can someone please tell me if the above result is a sign of Hashimoto's? Should I ask for T3 med along with upping the dosage of Levothyrox 50 mg should the next test (by end of next Jan) still pretty much around what they are now?
I am very lethargic, no appetite since taking Prozac and Xanax, constipated, insomniac despite taking "Zopiclone" (sleeping pill), muscle weakness and feels like my organs don't get enough "oxygen". I gasp for air very fast, especially while going upstairs and by the time I hit the second floor my legs feel like jello and my lung feels like exploding. I am an athletic person. I weight train 3 -5 times a week since 1992 and ride a bike to get around in town. Despite barely eating for a month now, my weight doesn't budge. I don't feel hungry nor weak. However, I only started taking Levothyrox (1/2) on Dec. 17, 2017.
Your comment/s and input/s are greatly appreciated!