I started having intermittent symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, heart palpitations, slow heart rate (55 - 60 when feeling bad), depression, constipation. Had a few blood tests done and thyroid usually came back with similar numbers. The latest were:
TSH 2.78 (0.27 - 4.2)
fT4 16.9 (12- 22)
fT3 4.6 (3.1 - 6.8)
Never had rT3. Had antibodies once and they were TGAb <10, TPOAb 20.9 (0 - 34).
Anyway I thought these were not optimal after a lot of internet research so found a clinic to prescribe me T3. Started on 10mcg per day once a day and it made me feel progressively worse such that I had to come off it after 6 days. I felt a bit better stopping although still symptomatic but now things are getting worse again and the symptoms are now constant rather than coming and going.
I got Iron & saliva cortisol done which seemed fine. Just the waking cortisol a bit low perhaps.
Waking - 8.83 (6 - 21). 12:00 - 5.29 (1.5 - 7.6). 16:00 - 4.47 (0 - 5.49). before bed - <1.5 (0 - 1.99)
Iron - 25.78 (10.6 - 28.3). TIBC - 59.08 (41 - 77). Transferrin saturation - 43.64 (20 - 55). Ferritin 201 (30 - 400).
I don't know whether the fact that I got worse suggests I did have a thyroid problem or not. What would happen to a person with a healthy thyroid if they took T3?
Could it be that the dose wasn't high enough and my natural production dropped straight away? Was I even hypothyroid to begin with? Maybe my body just didn't like Thybon. I have some Thiroyd but not sure whether to try it in case it makes me even worse still. Getting a little desperate as it is affecting my ability to work so tempted to try a Thiroyd tablet just in case it helps.
I'm male btw. Also I don't have some classic symptoms like weight gain and feeling cold (although maybe difficult to tell in this heatwave) but I have noticed hair thinning & drying and itchy skin recently. GP's have no ideas as to what is wrong with me as all bloods have been normal.
I'd love to hear peoples thoughts. Thank you.