I was here on the forum before and disappeared as I was just fed up with everything
I haven't been well for a long time now and I wonder if anyone could shed some light...
Quick recap: been on 4 grains of NT, then reduced as all results were either high and over-range (I had occasional palps back then and oily skin with acne) It seems my TSH then was steadily climbing to suppression even though I have been reducing.
Results end of May: TSH = 0.006, FT3 = 5.2 (2.63-5.7), FT4 = 12.8 (9-19). Felt just okay, but had insomnia, racing thought, bits of anxiety and tiredness.
Decided to reduce by 1/4 grain...oh boy. 7 weeks later: TSH = 0.181 (0.35-4.9), FT4 = 10 (9-19), FT3 = 3.11 (2.89-4.88). For the first time in a year - I slept! Depersonalisation disappeared, but I was feeling down, put a bit of weight on (4-5 pounds), became tired in a different way to before...
As there is no dose between 2.25 and 2.5 I have decided to add 25 mcg t4. 2 weeks later insomnia and muscle twitching is back. I stop, immediately can sleep and feel more relaxed. few days later on 2.25 grains I start to feel super-tried and crashing. I started 2.5 grains 6 days ago and 3-4 days in - insomnia, burning skin, a bit wired, energy high, but not feeling right, twitching it back...
I checked my results when I was diagnosed with Hashi in 2013.
TSH = 2.19 (0.27-4.2)
FT3 = 4.7 (3.1-6.8)
FT4 = 16.15 (12-22)
ATPO >600 (<34)
FT3 and FT4 were just below mid-range, over 40% level, but equal and it doesn't seem I ever had issue converting.
Part of me wants to stop meds or reduce to 1 grain and unsuppress thyroid. I honestly wouldn't mind going back to baseline and start again. I never had an adequate dose of Levo (pretty much always was on 25 alternating with 50 mcg).
Should I go back to Levo? Should I stop? Should I go through hell of increasing to 2.5 again?
Super sad and losing hope Thank you for reading my long post... x