I am new here, 37 years.
I was diagnosed hypotiroid after a trip to ER on Aug 2017. ( suspected Angina).
💖30 Aug 2017 :Tsh : 20,98 (high). T4: 72.17 (normal)
💖5 Oct 2017 (started 1/2 100mg a week and 2 weeks 100mg) --> Hyper
Tsh : 0.28 <0.35 (slightly below normal)
T4: 159(slightly above normal)
💖I've been asked to stop levo for 2 weeks and become Hypo again: 27 October 2017
Tsh : 27.5. T3: 0.82 (high). T4: 4.1 (low)
💖18 November 2017 (Start 1/2 100 mg for a week and 2 weeks 100mg):
Tsh: 1.234 ( normal). T4: 8.83 (normal). T3: 0.95 (normal). Although normal I'm having symptom of sinusitis but apparently my sinus is totally fine (thank God).
💖my 3rd doctor asked me to fast (not using levo) from 28 Nov until 15 Dec 2017:
Result I 'm Hypo again.
Tsh : 8.486 (high). Ft4: 1.1 (normal) Ft3 (normal). Anti TPO : 600
Changed to my 4th endocrin, she put me back on 100mg and add vit D 1000iu. I also had my neck scanned (finally) and she confirmed I had hashi and a tiny enlargement. I also went to a functional doctor and he prescribed me with zinc and B12 methyl, in the mean time tried eliminate gluten, soy and dairy for about a more than a month. Routine walking in the morning. Unfortunately NDT isn't avail in my country yet.
1. I noticed that I always get hashi flare around 3 weeks after starting a new dose. Is it normal? Or am I being overmedicated? Anxiety and difficulty to breath are the symptoms.
2. My new Dr wanted to see me every 3 months..since she said I had been in normal range with 100mg dose. But with the Hashi flare :
a. Should I just do lab test and asked to meet her in 4-6 weeks time instead of 3 months? What is the normal period time to have your lab checked?
b. What do you do with the flare? Do you keep taking the same dose until your next appointment or is it ok to reduce the dose to 75mg (on my own) until the flare is gone? And how long is the flare normally goes away?
c. How do you cope with the anxiety? Any remedies? It's a new thing for me and it scares me a lot :(. I have 3 children to take care at home.
3. Is there anybody here that has been successfully lower the antibodies? And if yes, can you share your stories?
4. Do I still need to check on my TG antibodies? Would it make any differences?
Anything but the hashi flare, I've been doing good with minor hypo symptoms. Thank you so much and sorry for the long post.