Hi everyone, I posted 6 weeks ago about my blood test results. I was told I have Hashimoto's, but as of now my other levels are within "normal" ranges (low normal, though.)
My results were:
Thyroid Peroxidase: 279 (<=36)
TSH: 1.979 (0.35-6)
Free T4: .69 (.6-2.4)
Free T3: 3.61 (2.39-6.79)
The doctor did not want to medicate me because my levels were not obviously abnormal. She suggested modifying my diet for 3 months and retesting. I have been gluten free for about 6 weeks, and so far I feel no different. That's why I'm writing actually. I feel I am very symptomatic. My energy is low, I have almost crippling brain fog, and worst of all I am so sensitive to cold that it's driving me nuts. At night especially my legs feel freezing cold no matter what I do, no matter how many blankets I pile on it always feels like there is a cold draft on my legs. If I do manage to finally fall asleep, because of all the blankets I wake up in a gross uncomfortable sweat. It is really impacting my life. I have tried everything, blankets, warm showers, space heaters (usually helps me fall asleep but then I wake up covered in sweat), electric blanket (doesn't block the "draft" feeling), etc. It is not anything to do with my house or bed, since I feel the same way in different houses. I am so sleep deprived, I think because of the cold sensitivity but I tend to have trouble sleeping as it is anyway. This has been going on for almost 3 years now and I really feel at my wit's end.
I have added into my diet a vitamin D supplement (my D was low 6 weeks ago, too) and I also started Selenium a few days ago to see if it will help. I have been taking Ashwagandha and Holy Basil for a few years now, I was taking them to help with sleep and only recently was told by my doctor that just so happen to help thyroid too. Apparently they haven't been helping enough though...
I'm not sure where to turn. I can post the rest of my blood results too if you think that would help? Some other levels were a bit strange (i.e., I had normal iron but very low ferritin). Thank you!