Hi, my name is Kevin im 27 and have been suffering with a under active thyroid for the last 3 years, i started on 25mg through the NHS, went up to 225mg and currently sit at 175mg.
When i first got diagnosed i was really puffy with lots of water retention to the point i could see the water slosh in my thighs, i was depressed and slowly speaking and my shins burned alot. I thought this was due to me working nights. It got to a point i could literally sleep 24hrs + over the weekend and id wake up with my left arm all numb. This is the point i gave up and asked my mum to take me to the doctors.
3 years on, My weight has gone out of control and i cant loose weight this makes me seriously unhappy, i still sleep heavily at random time slots and i really am energyless. 3 months ago i went to ask my gp about T3 and she said there is not enough evidence and i dont need it. They did a blood test, the T3 was borderline and my VitaminD was low. Currently taking 175mg levo and 1000UI vitD. They wanted to up my Levo again but i couldnt do it as when i go past 175mg i get dizzy, cant walk straight and my areolas get really puffy. Im at a point i am so desperate because i cannot continue a normal working life. I know just cannot do it.
I was recommended to come on here via Kitti on the FB ITT page, as id like to add T3 to my T4, i dont want to waste time begging the GP who will refuse me or finding a endo as theres none where i live in Northampton that i can find.
Has anyone, who is on perscribed Levothyroxine sourced and added T3 themselves?
How do i go about getting my T3, DIO1 & DIO2 genes checked properly and where? and where can i get T3 to add in small amounts, slowly to my T4?
please help, Kevin