Hi everyone, I’m feeling confused and after some advice. I went to see an NHS endocrinologist in January who took me off T3. He is the third NHS endo who has insisted I don’t need it. I was previously put on it by two separate (private) functional nutritionists because tests have showed that I don’t convert well. The last endo did a series of tests, concluded that I had a small thyroid gland, and discharged me via letter 🤷🏼♀️
I am 46 and peri-menopausal. I was diagnosed with an under-active thyroid in my early 20s and Hashimoto’s (again, privately) seven years ago. My TSH level has been 0.01 since I started taking the T3 seven years ago (I was on 12.5mg every morning). Before that my TSH levels were slightly higher.
I currently take 125mg of Levothyroxine per day. I have attached my private blood test results from March. All my vitamins were within range. I’ve put a couple of examples below, as well as my TPA result.
I keep having terrible flare ups of symptoms, around once a month, which could be due to peri or Hashimoto’s, or a lovely combination of both!
It begins with bad pelvic/gut pains and ends up with me being bed bound for days/weeks on end with a sore throat, sinus issues, headaches, anxiety, low mood, terrible nausea, muscle aches and chronic fatigue. I may be clutching at straws but I’m wondering if T3 could help? I did still have these flare ups while I was taking it, but maybe I wasn’t taking enough?
Another functional nutritionist (a friend of a friend!) told me the other day that taking Armour Thyroid would make a huge difference to me, but obviously it’s not prescribed in the UK. I’m wondering whether I need to try and track some down independently.
Serum Folate - 17.3 (3.89 - 26.80)
Vitamin B12 - 629.7 (197 - 771)
Thyroid Peroxidase antibody - 65.0 (0 - 24
Thanks so much in advance for any help!