Hi there, I have been suffering from depression including lack of interest in activities, difficulty concentrating, difficulty doing math and problems with working memory pretty much all my life. I think it may be due to some sort of hypothyroidism.
My TSH when last checked was 3.1 mIU/L, free thyroxine was 15.2 pmol/l, vitamin D was 121 nmol/L. The thyroid numbers fall within normal ranges.
I visited an endocrinologist who said that I was fine and that the depression was not due to the thyroid and that I needed to see a psychiatrist. I have seen many psychiatrists and tried many antidepressants and they don't really help. I tried iodine and selenium recently and it gave me a bit of a boost which leads me to believe that there may be a deficiency in thyroid hormone. Also, when I was on sertraline, my thyroid numbers were out of range for a while and I was given levothyroxine to reduce them. I eventually stopped both sertraline and levothyroxine two months before the above results.
Does anyone happen to know GPs or endocrinologists in the London or Greater London area who work towards optimal numbers and are open to prescribing T3 and natural dessicated thyroid and listen to how the patient feels rather than just looking at bloods? Please shoot me some messages.
Also, please comment if you have had similar symptoms and if thyroid issues were the cause.
Finally, what is suggested course of treatment for me? What should I try (levothyroxine, t3, NDT) in what order and for how long in order to gauge its effectiveness?
Thank you so much!