I was diagnosed as being Hypothroid in 2012 I’ve recently gone cold turkey and taken myself off levothyroxine because I felt a footer coming on. My energy was low and I was gaining weight which in turn made me depressed.
Over a month on I feel the best I’ve felt in 10 years (I’m 60). I wake between 6.30 and 7.00am work 5 days a week doing 10 hour shifts in a busy commercial kitchen yes I feel tired at night who wouldn’t ... I eat well make my own bread eat fermented foods fish chicken wild meat and fresh vegetables. I am starting to go for weekly saunas again after a break due to location, and fall asleep by 10.30pm. So why dies my blood test show a low T4 and high TSH 53.1 ... my Doctor wanted to put me back on levothyroxine right away but why if I feel so good?
I take my basal temperature every morning before I get up that reads around 36.4 and just under 37.My liver is normal my kidneys normal my iron my cholesterol are both normal everything on the blood test is fine I feel fine except for that TSH reading and T4??? Bearing in mind levothyroxine is a T4 medication and in the UK Doctors do not test for T3. I’m trapped I feel worse in levothyroxine yet bloods are not reflecting how I feel ..