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Re: Having hypo symptoms on levoxyl/want T3

Re: Having hypo symptoms on levoxyl/want T3

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Posted by Deb on September 21, 2000 at 08:58:26:

In Reply to: Having hypo symptoms on levoxyl/want T3 posted by Laura on September 20, 2000 at 13:38:03:

: I am being treated for hypothyroidism due to a pituitary disorder. I was on .1 mg daily up until 2 months ago when it was reduced to .088 mg. I am still extremely fatigued and lethargic, have cold feet, am in a mantal fog, am experiencing carpal tunnel symdrome and fibromyalgia. My temp is usually 97.6 in the morning and I am having difficulty losing the 20 lbs I gained. All of this is affecting my work and home life. The doctor says my TSH is normal now and I am being adequately treated. I disagree and want to try cytomel or another T3 replacement. I have seen my PCP, my regular endo and now a new endo. All refuse to try the T3. Is there another way I can obtain this? I am willing to pay directly if I can some how order it with out a doctors prescription. I am very, very desperate and need help!!!! I don't think I can continue to feel so bad and have so many symptoms. But nobody will listen to me. They only look at the lab results. I know this forum is not to post ads or sell products. You can e-mail me at [email protected] if you have info. Thanks!

I am having the same problem. I start the day at about 6 a.m. and by 2:30-5:00 p.m. I need a nap most of the time (2-3 days a week) I went to an Endo about 1 month ago and was told that I was either depressed or had chronic fatigue. Feeling like I totally wasted his time and mine I didn't want to see another Dr. for a long time, but thanks to this B Board I have some ammo to shoot back at there Dr.'s. I have a Dr.'s appmt on Oct 4 for a much similar reason. I have all the symtoms and could sleep an average of 10-12 hrs a night a still feel tired. One suggestion is the About Web Site - there is a posting of Dr.'s by state that people have posted to be Dr.'s that treat more than just the lab tests. Some of these Dr.'s should be put in our shoes and see how they like it. I have been Hypo since I was 7years old and am now 27. I was always told to just take my meds, so I never questioned how I felt because the Endo told me I was just fine. These sites explain a lot and is helping both me and my husband understand why I feel this way. Hang in there. Visit the About site under Thyroid disorders, lots of very interesting information and possibly some ammo for your Dr.'s to look at, in particular the article about a study that was done last Feb. where they replaced some of the T4 with T3 and people felt much better.

Hope this helps.

Deb :-)

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