Hello I am new to this I've only posted once before so please bear with me! I will try to explain in as few words as I can! And may not be able to respond very quickly to comments.
I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid back in 2014. I found a goitre 6 months after I had my first child. I was started on levothyroxine and have been on it since then. I'm currently taking 100mcg. I haven't really felt well, well not since I was a teenager! I am 32. Before I'd had children I had my TSH tested it was borderline but never treated.
I have had a second child and since then I've been suffering and can't seem to get myself better or level. My second child is now 20 months. A year ago I was really suffering with debilitating fatigue, joint pain, brain fog among other things. I felt horrendous like a zombie! So have been on a mission to try to get better for myself and my family. Doing a little research and from my only post on here I have discovered I have hashimoto's so I am now gluten free this has helped a bit but I am still struggling. Having two young children doesn't help but it's definitely more than just being a mum. My GPs I've seen have been very unsupportive just saying having a young family is hard work! and its depression which I definitely don't have depression. I only feel low in mood sometimes because of how I'm feeling, which is pretty wretched. I can only describe it like someone has turned off my engine. I feel like I'm treading water or like I'm getting flu. Sometimes I feel slightly "normal" for it to only last a very short while. I have a little bit of energy in the morning but it's spent after a few hours and hits me like a brick wall.
I have seen several endo's who wouldn't have a proper conversation with me, they just don't want to know because I wanted to try a combination of T3 and T4 to see if this could help me. Until I was referred to Southampton hospital to a very good endo who wrote to my gp to prescribe me T3. My GP said he can't as he isn't allowed to prescribe it and the endo can't because her ccg would have to fund it and they won't so I am back to square one!
I am now looking at self medication buying it online I am hoping someone can give me a little information on how to safely do this I am nervous of buying fake drugs. I have been told to start on 10mcg liothyronine and 75mcg of levothyroxine a day then poss increase to 20mcg of liothyronine and 50mcg levothyroxine. All I can seem to find to buy online is 12.5mcg or 25mcg tablets? I am finding it a little confusing. I've been told only buy unipharma is that correct?
I'll put my latest bloods if anyone needs them... something else to add I've just been prescribed vitamin D by gp because my level is low I've only been taking that for 2 weeks a high dose twice a week. My feritin was low but I haven't taken any iron for that. I can update my bloods later as this is all I can find for now unfortunately they didn't test FT4 this time! And I can't remember my last reading off the top of my head now. My antibodies are still high too
TSH 0.39mu/L (0.55 - 4.78)
FT3 4.4pmol/L (3.5-6.5) This has never really changed it fluctuates between 4.1 - 4.4
B12 253ng/L (211-911)
folate 5.55ug/L (3.38-23.9)
Serum total 25-OH vit D level 26nmol/L (50-374)
Thank you for any help and comments I know unfortunately there are many people out there also in my shoes.