I have written my story in 3 parts so I won't bore you all but after reading about so many of you struggling I think it would be easier to write this blog in the hope that it will help some of you.
After 4 years of feeling very ill, spending months in bed or on the sofa and just existing I am finally starting to return to the real me, I feel so good!
The answer for me is 200mcgs of purified levothyroxine (which I have been on that dose for 9 months) and 1 grain of naturethroid at lunch-time. My TSH is -0.02 and my Free T4 is 25 (12-22) and my Free T3 is 5 (range up to 6)
I have just had a wonderful Christmas as I was able to shop for it, I felt cheerful and could easily cope with entertaining, partying, late nights, noise etc. Imagine the opposite to know what the last few Chrismas's have been like.
I have lost friends but hey ho, I have gained lots more. I have a new hobby and the smiles on my husband and children's faces say it all when I get excited about being able to live again. I have been able to walk our dog all around our local park instead of riding my mobility scooter.
I am in the process of writing to the GP's and 8 specialists that I have seen in the hope that it will help others. I would also like to start a support group (I live in Solihull).
I think that I will always appreciate feeling well and feel for all of you that are struggling as I certainly know how you are feeling.