Does anyone else find that they are 'different' now from before the thyroid issue raised it's ugly head? I get (don't like, but get) the tiredness, weight gain etc but it's 'me' that seems lost now. I used to laugh such a lot, I'd be the first to open a bottle, get people happy, enjoy life...that seems to have disappeared, and I don't know how to get it back. Is this thyroid related...or am I blaming it when it's not at fault?
Any comments/help here please?: Does anyone else... - Thyroid UK
Thank you shaws. I was on T4 (100 mcg) and T3 (20mcg) but a new Endo took me off it - it was going to give me heart damage......hmmmm - and my GP will not/cannot do anything about that. My results then said my TSH level was 0.5 so the T4 was reduced to 75mcg, my GP also refuses to change this. I have sourced T3 from Cyprus, but it was 25mcg and I think perhaps it was too high a dose on 75mcg T4? So I halve it. I take Magnesium, Selenium and a high dose Vitamin D. I'm wondering if CBD oil may help?
You'd never expect experts to tell 'Tall Stories' about life-giving hormones to scare us off. Probably half is fine at first but after two weeks assess your symptoms and you can add another 1/4 to the half. Always check pulse/temp when adjusting dose and if either goes too high drop back to previous dose. If doctors adjust our dose according to the TSH instead of symptoms - they are not informed doctors