I have Hashimotos, and am now back in Florida, under primary care. This new doctor thinks, as I do, that I might be on too much medication, despite feeling super tired, depressed, confused and weak. I now have muscle pain, and some heart strain, but I suppose I should mention, I just finished treatment for shingles.
I had been seeing an out of network "endo" for thyroid, but while out of state, I had my faith tested with her, when she agreed to shift me to Armour, in the midst of a Cytomel shortage, but the dosage was going to be ridiculously low.
Arguing this point was too much stress, so I stayed with the Levoxyl/Cytomel combo. Her suggestion was 4 days 50 mcg Levoxyl, 3 days 75 mcg Levoxyl and daily, 25 mcg Cytomel. I cut back to 75 mcg 2 days a week, as I was hungry all the time, and noted weight gain a month ago,
Today, going over recent labs with the primary, she wants to reduce to 50 mcg of Levoxyl 7 days a week. Keeping the Cytomel at the current, 25 daily.
I truly have no endo that I feel is competent.
The last primary doctor wanted to do an MRI to search for pituitary/brain tumour issues based on the super low tsh, and low T4. Reading this topic online does indeed disturb. Meanwhile, I have no symptoms of a brain tumour whatsoever
Anyway, here are the current labs:
Weight 154! Which is just ridiculous!
Free T 1.4 (1.4-3.8)
T3, Uptake 36 H (22-35%)
T4, Total 3.9 L (6.1-11.9)
TSH 0.01 L (0.40-4.50)
Total Cholesterol: 205 H
HDL Chol 66 <200 mg/dL
LDL Chol 118 H (mg/dLn(calc))
NON HDL Chol 139 H <130 mg/dL (calc))
Protein total 6.0 L (6.1-8.1)
I know I have been on here, with questions like this for quite awhile, but I seriously believe no one that is in network, or out, knows what they are doing. I need to know which way to medicate myself, and get a grip on this dreadful condition. TIA.