Hi all. I'm new here and confused.
I have been hypo for over twenty years due to RAI (Grave's), and lately things are getting messed up. Actually, since the 2009 reformulation of Armour have I started feeling so damn awful. I bounced around with Westhroid, back to Armour, then Synthroid for awhile, then back. A year ago when I was pregnant my TSH was 38 - so I had swung very hypo.
Now I'm on Acella (another NDT), and after being on Acella for 8 weeks, here are my latest labs:
FT3 3.1 (2-4.4)
FT4 .96 (.82-1.77)
RT3 159 (90-350)
Vit D 61.8 (32-100)
B12 1000 (211-946)
Ferritin 46 (13-150)
Folic Acid 19
So my FT3 is at barely 46%, my FT4 is at less than 20%, and my Ferritin isn't optimal.
Would the best course of action be to
1. Increase from 3 grains Acella to 3.25 and retest later?
2. Take iron supplements and retest later? or
3. Wait it out and see if I adjust to the new meds. ALTHOUGH when I was on the reformulated Armour, my labs were very, very similar, and I felt bad then, too.
I wanted to add that for a long time, my symptoms have been:
Legs tingling, carpal tunnel, foggy head (like I'm drunk and can't find words or figure out how to respond to people), no attention span, cannot handle the radio being on or sound in the background as it confuses my already-confused head, dry eyes, dry throat, itching with no rash, palpitations and or racing heart beats, constipation or runny stools but not diarrhea, lightheadedness, light-sensitivity (wearing sunglasses inside), a chronically injured ankle that won't heal, muscle pain, deep, deep muscle pain, cramping, aches in joints, weak legs, low blood pressure gone high, being so stiff when getting up from sitting, insomnia and when I was at my worst a three-month long sinus infection.
Now things are slowly tapering off, and I have a few of these symptoms every day, but not all. The lightheadedness remains, though, like I'm drunk, exhausted, or not fully awake. I can't find my words a lot - and say things all messed up. I also feel slightly depressed - no interest in anything. I mostly just want my head cleared.
I have five kids 7 and under and it's so hard trying to be a good mom when I feel like this