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Thyroid Disorders board


I have been battling to get my TSH to 1-2. I have Hashimoto's. I've been from .01 to 8.34 TSH since September. My last TSH was 3.84 in April and I've been on .075mg Synthroid again for several weeks.
Sooooo, as of May 25th my TSH was 1.57. I think that's pretty good, but haven't been feeling 100%. I asked for the FT3 but the nurse told me my TOTAL T3 is 1.19 (normal .97 - 1.69).
My BBT temps are kind of low I think, 96.8-97.4 pre-ovulation and 97.7-98.3 post-ovulation.
I'm wondering if I should see another doctor regarding possible T3 therapy or another medication that might make me feel about 100%. I've read that women and Hashimoto's patients usually do not convert T4 to T3 well, but then a book I'm reading said it is EXTREMELY rare that a person would need a T3 supplement. Sooo, I'm wondering if I pursue this "Poor T4 - T3 conversion" theory b/c of how I still feel and my low BBTs, or what...
I also considered an osteopath for overall wellness :confused:
Osteopaths are great for this. They understand how the body works. T4 is supposed to convert to T3. T3 is the active part of the thyroid hormone. HOWEVER the problem is T4 cannot read. It does not know that it is supposed to convert to T3. T3 is the only thing that will raise your body temperature, T4 will not. Armour is both T4 and T3. Your doctor will probably argue against the Armour. He will be wrong, Do your own research on Armour and Synthroid. You will be very surprised on the problems with Synthroid. Low body temperature (which would indicate low metabolism) has been linked to heart disease. Doctors are so quick to prescribe cholesterol medications when low metabolism is so much more of a problem.