I feel a bit desperate and confused when it comes to my treatment and medication following a total thyroidectomy in 2016.
I see a private endocrinologist who is open to the idea of NDT, and after trying just Levo alone for a while, we decided my conversion to FT3 wasn’t fantastic (FT4 19-20 but FT3 ~3), so he prescribed a combination of Levo and Armour Thyroid.
My FT4 and FT3 is technically in the “normal” range so I think he feels it is job done, but I feel rubbish
I had a baby 5 months ago, so he puts my tiredness down to that, but I feel I’ve never felt “right” since my thyroidectomy, and also I’m fortunate in that my son sleeps 12hrs at night so I can’t really blame him for feeling this way!
My last blood results were:
And I’m currently taking 50mcg levo and 60mg or 1 grain Armour Thyroid.
My endo advises that I can’t up my dose of either Levo or Armour because my TSH is so low, so I just feel I have no options.
I wondered if anybody had any advice or has been in a similar position. I’m up for trying anything including supplement and lifestyle/diet changes (I already take B12, iron, D3, magnesium & selenium).
I have heard that testing my reverse T3 and cortisol may be a good idea? I also wonder if I should scrap the Armour and just take a higher dose of levo...even with the poor conversion, but my endo just said I was the one who wanted the Armour so it didn’t make sense.
As an aside, I was on the same dose of levo & Armour prior to my pregnancy (I went to just levo during pregnancy), and my TSH and FT4 were almost the same as they are now, but my FT3 was 5.5 and I definitely felt better (again, my endo just said it’s because I didn’t have a baby then!).
Thank you for reading and apologies for the length!