Over the last few years my daughters thyroid has not been stable and has caused her many problems, chronic fatigue, weight gain, brain fog etc. She had been on thyroxine 125 - 150 mcg, then last year added 20mcg liothyronine. The t3 did help her control the Tsh levels but did not improve quality of life. The thyroid has not been able to be stabilised for more than 3 months at a time.
We did wonder if the thyroixine was not helping her so she is on a trial of Nature Throid, but we really need your expert help to find a good balance for her and your expertise on Nature Throid as we and her dr hasn't got a clue!
My daughter was put on 1 1/2 grains of nature Throid and 75 mcg of thyroxine. After a couple of weeks, she had symptoms of hypothyroidism. The Dr put her on 3 grains plus 100 mcg thyroixine. Again showed signs of hyperthyroid so was reduced to 2 grains and 100mcg T4- Her latest blood test which was taken in July:
Free T4 15.0 pmol/L 12-22
TSH 6.85 mU/L 0.27-4.20
FT3 4.9 pmol/L 3.1-6.8
Over the last 2 weeks my daughter complained of a racing heart and trembling hands in the morning and more weight gain. After the latest results and symptoms of the racing dr has put her on 1 1/2 grains and 125 mcg thyroxine to reduce T3.
Due to the higher than normal resting heartbeat (20 beats higher than normal), decided to stop all medications for a few days to see if the racing heart and palpitations stop. This is where we need your expertise help on the right dosage or change of medication, as the latest results show hypothyroid but presenting a mixture of hyper and hypo symptoms, again with fluctuating results.
I am ordering from blue horizon the thyroid plus 15 - is there any other blood tests that I should order?
Many Thanks in advance for your help, we really appreciate it.