Hi everyone. It’s a long time since I was on here. I have been on around 70mcg of Unipharma T3 for quite a long time now, with no levo, and doing well. Unfortunately I can’t get it now. My last order didn’t come through and a get no reply from them.
I was ill at Christmas and new year with something resembling Covid. At the start of lockdown I was ill again with similar symptoms but breathing problems too. It took a long time to get over it.
Because I haven’t been able to get my Unipharma I trialled Tiromel T3. I took it for a month and I haven’t been well since, even though I’m back on what’s left of my unipharma. I felt very hypo, but also was experiencing POTS, gained 8lbs of weight in two days putting 6” on around my waist, with my ankles and feet swelling, my lower legs at times, and the skin on them very sore. I can barely walk sometimes and can’t stand wearing socks or shoes. I also have skin rashes and headaches, alternating between slow heart beat and palpitations, plus arrhythmias, though recently those have improved. I have mood swings and often feel black depression which isn’t typical of me. My cognitive function has suffered.
I’ve had the result of my 4-point saliva tests for adrenals done recently which suggested possible Cushings but also possible Addisons (!?) I know that in past years I have suffered from very low daytime cortisol followed by extremely high night time cortisol. Since last autumn I’ve had a tremendous amount of stress not just through Covid and lockdown but also family and financial matters.
I’ve recently had my absolute worst set of thyroid figures ever.
My doctor has checked FSH and LH, which are normal and is now checking my early cortisol which is always low.
If I put up my results would someone care to help me by commenting on them please? I’m at a stage where I really don’t know how to manage this or how to proceed. All I know is that life is becoming unbearable.
My doctor has limited understanding of thyroid though he does listen and recognises that some of us need T3.