A quick history to save wading through previous posts.
Suffered with depression and anxiety for many years, prescribed antidepressants to little effect.
Recent years - big weight gain, and absolutely zero energy...
Started suspecting thyroid issues.
Parents both had thyroid issues, father treated despite no symptoms, mother eventualy treated despite similar symptoms to me and a normal TSH!
So decided to have the full Blue Horizons thyroid test.
The Blue Horizons doctor added this comment - bear in mind I'm NOT on any meds apart from vitamin D (800u/day):
"The free T4 level is low. In the presence of a normal thyroid stimulating hormone level (TSH), and normal free T3 level it would not surprise me to learn you are taking liothyronine (T3) instead of levothyroxine - is this the case? If you are taking a form of thyroxine medication already, you may need to adjust your dose – a discussion with your usual doctor would be sensible. If not, I also suggest you make an appointment to see your doctor – at least surveillance of thyroid function would be wise, as it would seem in this scenario that an underactive thyroid gland might be developing."
I've been struggling for a long time with all of the usual hypothyroid symptoms. Weight gain, fatigue, depression, brain fog etc.
Endo said Central Hypothyroidism but brain scan showed nothing, at which point he gave up.
He eventually suggested T4, which I started taking last November.
So 8 weeks on 25mcg, 8 weeks on 50mcg and a few weeks on 100mcg.
Last blood test a few weeks back showed no change at all in T4 or T3.
T4 has dropped from 11 to 10, T3 is stuck on 4.
T4 has always been in the very bottom of the range, if not below it.
TSH is now stuck at 0.86.
All vitamins, ferratin etc are in range as a result of supplements.
I also seem to be feeling even worse the more T4 I take, the fatigue and depression is becoming life changing... I've never felt the T4 has had the slightest effect.
So GP has stopped T4 as it has had zero effect.
I gave the GP a copy of Paul Robinson’s recovering with T3, and the GP promised to speak to his endo friend.
Bad move, the endo said don’t try T3, ignore the book…
So the only thing left I want to try is T3, following the guidelines in the book, just to see if it has any effect
I know there's issues obtaining T3 in the UK, please, can anyone PM me a suitable supplier, one that's been used recently???
This really is the last roll of the dice…