I’ve been on many different thyroid therapies over the years. Mostly have used T-3 only. But have also done well on WP thyroid. However I kept having AFIB attacks so they keep yanking me off thyroid because TSH is so low but it’s supposed to be low on t3 only therapy! And my FT4 and ft3 are both in the low normal range.
In October I had to have parathyroid surgery and they also removed my right thyroid lobe due to a very large nodule that had been growing for years. After that I did end up in the hospital with AFIB due to hyperthyroid and had to stop all thyroid meds. When we started over I used my endocrinologist instead of my naturopathic doctor who is who gives me the natural thyroid. Endocrinologist wanted me on synthroid once my levels went back to hypo with a TSH of 5.69. Ever since they stopped my thyroid and I went hypo I’ve been having a very hard time breathing like I’m not getting enough air. Also feel like a zombie. For a couple of occasions over the past few weeks I NEEDED to feel good so I took the WP for a few dys here and there and symptoms all improved, even breathing!But I’m due to take another thyroid set of labs next week and I don’t know if the little of WP I’ve taken is going to mess up the test or not? And I don’t know if I can stay off it long enough. Plus there’s the whole issue of not being able to get it from the manufacturer these days.
Would adding cytomel to synthroid do the same thing for me? My doctor said she’d be willing but she wanted to see what synthroid alone did first but now that I’ve messed that test up... I don’t know whether to let her know what I’ve had to do just to breathe or just do the labs and hope they still show hypo....?
So frustrating. Also I’d lost 80 lbs but since all this thyroid switching have regained 40
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!