The synthroid should help with the hypothyroidism, which is what's causing the symptoms, you're having, even if your labs don't show it yet. Labs often lag behind symptoms.
You should be aware that it takes 4-6 weeks for the medication to reach full potential in your body, but you may start feeling slight improvement in the way you feel, before then.
Not everyone needs both T3 and T4 med. T4 is converted to T3, which is the hormone actually used by the individual cells. Some of us don't convert adequately, so we have to add a source of T3 med; however, looking at your results, it appears that you are converting well, at this time. Continue to test both FT3 and FT4 every time you have blood work, to make sure both of your levels are adequate.
As I said, I had antibodies for most of my life and have only had a problem with them attacking me recently.
Medication can be a good alternative for treatment. Some doctors also go the route of not using medication just because symptoms appear your hypothyroid but the labs aren't there.
These doctors look at the autoimmune level in the blood draw attempting to suppress the autoimmune antibodies then after they feel the autoimmune flare up is controlled run thyroid labs to see the damage done to administer thyroid meds to try and treat on a more controlled level.
With autoimmune thyroid, things get very complicated. The responder tests (thyroid labs have HUGE ranges and can change quickly, even as fas as during the lab draw itself! The antibodies in rage can appear false positive/negative tests and if the treatment of medication is done this can alter more and complicate things more.
The problem is you, as the patient experiencing the "swings" would have to control the attacks and attempt suppressing those attacks mostly on your own. Patients find diet, hydration, gluten free and basic (pure) eating can have a positive impact on this attempt. Also some supplements has been used to slow the rage of autoimmune Hashimoto antibodies along with developing a super immune system to fight and a clean internal digestive (gut and intenstine) system.
Is anyone else familiar with the condition and knows whether synthroid is a good option for treatment? Thanks!
Thank you for your fast response! I was prescribed 25 MCG, once daily in the morning. Is this a good dose?
Also, since Levothyroxine is only T4, will I see improvement? I've heard that you need both T3 and T4 in the medication for it to work right, like Armour. Is this true?
Thank you so much!