Re: Someone plz help! I don't know where to turn
The new doctor is certainly no expert on Armour or thyroid. You may not ever be better if you continue seeing her. Her first, most major, mistake was telling you your Armour dose is "lethal". Totally absurd. She's basing her opinion only on your TSH level, which is wrong. TSH will be suppressed when Armour is the treatment of choice. It's expected to be low and should be ignored. Second huge mistake is saying you're hyperthyroid. There is absolutely no validity in that, given your very low T4/3 levels.
Treatment should be based on the free T4 and free T3 levels. You haven't had a free T3 test; T3 uptake is an outdated, useless test that tells you nothing. Total T4 is also inaccurate and not very useful. However, we can tell from the basement level free T4 that, for some reason, that high dose of Armour isn't doing you much good. T3 total, while not as accurate as free T3, is also very low. You definitely are not taking a "lethal" dose of Armour. It seems as if you're taking nothing at all, based on your FT levels. No wonder you're suffering so.
At this stage of the game, it won't be very useful to test for antibodies. There isn't anything you can do about them anyway. The thing you need most is an effective thyroid replacement med in the right amount.
Are you taking your Armour on an empty stomach apart from iron or calcium supplements? Are you storing it properly? If so, it might be worth switching to another brand of dessicated hormone to see if something else will absorb better than Armour. I personally found that Armour, before its 2009 reformulation, worked extremely well for me. After that, it didn't work at all. The "new" product has left many of it formerly successful users hypothyroid again. That could be your problem.
Other brands of dessicated thyroid are Erfa (from Canada) and NP Thyroid (by Acella labs). You might also try a compounded formula obtained from a specialty drugstore.
Because of your heavy stress load, it also might be worth having your adrenal function tested. Adrenal stress doesn't allow the body to make use of the thyroid hormone you take. Other than that, I don't know much about adrenal function, sorry.
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