Hi, I'm looking for some advice...I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos for 3 or so years now and have been on a tiny dose of 50/25mcg thyroxine. I also had a diagnosis of CFS for the last 6 years. For the last 2 years I have been pretty much housebound and have to spend almost all my time lying down. At the end of November I saw a functional medicine doctor who is sure all my symptoms are due to the Hashimotos not being treated properly (high RT3) and consequently low adrenal output.
My results as of 30th Nov were:
TSH 7.79 (0.4-4)
FT4 14.2 (11.5-22.7)
FT3 3.8 (2.8-6.5)
RT3 0.35 (0.14-0.54)
FT3:RT3 10.9 (>20)
The doctor stopped the Thyroxine and started me on 5mcg slow-release T3. I went more hypo on this dose (worsening fatigue and muscle pain and further drop in basal temp). After 2 weeks we increased to 10mcg and I picked up a little, probably back to how I was on thyroxine. After a further 2 and half weeks we increased to 15mcg (last Wednesday). The following day I started to feel a lot worse fatigue and muscle pain wise and I have splitting headache 24 hours a day. I don't really have any hyper symptoms, although my heart is beating a bit harder (as in I am aware of it most of the time). My basal temp is stable and my heart rate and BP have increased a tiny bit, but not a lot. I added in steroid cream on Monday but still feeling terrible. I'm presuming this is because my adrenals can't keep up.
I don't know whether I should stick it out on this dose for a while longer or drop back down to 10mcg for a few weeks before trying to increase again. Any advice would be much appreciated as I'm new to this! And sorry for the long post!