Sorry this is a long post but I am really worried so wanted to include as much info as possible.
My first hypo symtoms (hair and eyebrows falling out, joint pain, exhaustion) started in 2004. I started Armour in June 2006. I was up to Armour 3.5 grains prescribed and paid for privately. Last year I finally got NHS GP to prescribe equivalent T4 and T3 which is 140mg of T4 and 40 mg of T3. I switched to this in November and felt pretty good on it and I really couldnt afford to keep paying for private prescription and doc as it was very expensive.
n November I started to look into CT3M method as the one thyroid symptom I still has was my hair and eyebrows didnt recover/regrow. However I dont think I approached this properly re checking my adrenals. I have now done a 24 hour adrenal saliva test this week and sent it off - awaiting results on that, my other set of blood tests done by my NHS GP in November 2012 are below:
RESULTS AND RANGES NOVEMBER 2012
Vit B12 - 514 (range 187-883)
TSH 0.01 (range 0.35-4.94) so this has been labelled as overtreated
Free T4 level 11.25 (range 9.01 - 19.05)
Vit D 114.2 (range 80-150) I am so glad my VIt D has finally come up after supplementing, however the latest batch of Vit D tablets I have are only 25ug/1,000iu each so maybe I need to increase number I take per day?
Serum Calcium - 2.24nmol (range 2.10-2.55)
Serum Albumin 40g/L (range 35-50)
Now - this February, for the first time in years, my already thin hair has started falling out again - I am distraught! Also my fingernails have started breaking and flaking - I have never had that happen before. I also feel very stressed out/short tempered. All of this has probably started over the last month.
This sounds more like adrenal symtpoms to me maybe? Am I on too much T4/T3 and have gone hyper or have I gone hypo?? I have no idea. I am trying not to sound too hysterical but I can't believe this has happened and I am getting worse when I hope to get better.
Any advice appreciated