I have had Graves for about seven years. Initially prescribed Carbimazole which worked well for a period then relapsed and back on to the meds. Last year, following another relapse which was so much worse than before, I took the decision to have radioiodine therapy and this happened in January. My first blood test in Feb (six weeks after the therapy} were:
T4-24.6 & TSH-0.01
Five weeks later:
T4 13.8 & TSH 5.7
Have just had another lot done and awaiting results and I suspect will be Hypo.
I am now feeling like death warmed up, some symptoms seem similar to Hyper but have gained 12lb in a month! No change in diet and have been trying to be upbeat, joined my local gym and go swimming twice a week but frankly it's a struggle.
I am due to see my Endo next week and I guess he is going to put me on Thyroxine which is fine but having done a little reading on the subject, should I be considering T3? I know it is a problem getting it on the NHS but I now want to start feeling well because I just feel the last few years have a roller coaster. I also am wondering if I should be taking vitamin supplements, I have been taking B complex and Selenium. Vitamins and diet have never been mentioned at any of my appointments and I am now very keen to explore any avenue that will improve how I feel. Any advice or questions I should be asking would be so very helpful.