I have a question about treatment that some of you may be able to help me out with.
I was diagnosed with Hashis 2001. Ignorant endos, drs meant I didn't start treatment until this year when I found a wonderful dr. I started T4 at the beginning of the year and found it made me much worse. I then started 25mg slow release T3. Improved slightly although my levels were still low. Then started taking 35mg of the T3. Still didn't feel any better. Dr ran a heap of tests and this is what was discovered (sorry I don't have exact numbers): TSH
2.5 (0.5 - 4.0) Free T4
- below normal range (Dr said not to worry about this as I am being treated with T3) Free T3
- only just in the lower part of the normal range Reverse T3
- 800+ over double the highest normal range (Dr said this is the highest he has ever seen) Antibodies
- one was only just above normal and one was 1100 - way above normal (sorry can't remember which was which). Cortisol
(done by salivary test) - about 100 above normal range DHEA
(done by salivary test) - only just within the lower section of the normal range.
I had some other female hormone tests done (too hard to spell) and they all were normal.
The doctor has now prescribed me 50mg slow release T3. He also told me to reduce stress levels and take vitamin B and C for my adrenals.
Does this sound like the best course of treatment?
I am getting desperate - I need to feel better and I need to lose weight.