I’m at my wits end with this thyroid journey, I’m currently away on holiday (Whitby) and I’m desperate to feel normal and enjoy myself.
Some of my thyroid symptoms have disappeared, but, I’m still suffering major neck and muscle stiffness, hair loss and feeling spaced out.
I saw my GP last week and based on my recent results (below) he was going to keep me on my current dosage of Levothyroxine 100mcg.
However, from advice on here and also informing him I still had symptoms and felt awful I asked for an increase.
Blood results on 100mcg Levothyroxine
T3 4.71 (3.1-6.8)
T4 17.7 (11.0-23.0)
He agreed to up it to 125 mcg, having done further research I’m convinced I have fibromyalgia, as despite going to physio, chiropractor, regular massages my neck stiffness doesn’t disappear.
I have Hashimoto’s and gluten free, my neck stiffness was one of my main symptoms before I was diagnosed.
I decided to add T3, this has helped me considerably with me not feeling so tired in the morning, but my neck stiffness is terrible.
I was taking 1/4 tablet T3 for 2 weeks, then I’ve just recently increased it to 1/2 tablet.
I’m due another blood test in 5 weeks with my GP and I don’t want to jeopardise my results taking T3 as the GP doesn’t know.
Should I keep increasing my T3?
I’ve recently brought a Fitbit, months ago and as my right side of my shoulders and neck is stiffer than my left, I’ve stopped wearing it as again doing research some people have stated it caused them pain.
Any advice greatly appreciated.