I feel I understand this unsure frustration; although, I do not have Hashimoto’s. My nephew had it and the cancer, too. My body totally stopped making T3 even though the doctor kept upping my T4 dosage only to drop it months later. Through the doctor’s misunderstanding my tiny adrenal glands grew exhausted under her oops care of my thyroid medication types, dosages, and lab interpretations. You are in charge of your body; learn all you can so when a doctor offers or suggests something you can ensure more comfort. I had an endocrinologist doc for 12 years. She ignored my coldness 97.8 degrees as normal for hypothyroidism. But the truth is a syndrome called Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. This side effect from insufficient T3 creation in the body is cutting edge adjustable to feel warm and safer from infections by adding a little more T3. This logical step can also reduce depression symptoms in a really nice way.
I hated Cytomel synthetic T3 thyroid hormone prescription but do well on natural GTA Forte T3 supplements. This is pharmaceutical grade animal source T3 thyroid support. I would never have found out this for myself if I did not get brave and leave the Formal MD recommendations to follow a logical course for whole body care.
T4 is only a messenger and T3 is the acting hormone. I can not get enough information to truly understand the functions of the T1 and T2. I prefer a lower than recommended level reading for my TSH, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone which is not good enough for my endocrinologist but just fine with my professional nutritionist. I use these two forms of professionals to balance comfort with the formal laboratory result numbers. I hate Synthroid Cytomel and all additives-preservatives-and artificial colors and fillers in all pills and capsules.
Did you know that a thyroid full panel lab testing set can be too high in one area and too low in another? Too many doctors fail to get enough facts to see a clear pattern in this organ and its function. Unexplained weight gain is a fact of life for the person on synthetic support and too many laboratory test markers not being monitored. How can the doctor know if something is off the charts if the tests are not taken? Free T3 and Free T4 and a few other dry facts can be interpreted to the comfort and better health advantage of the thyroid issue patient. I had to see a different kind of Doctor to ensure better adrenal support from this all too common free T3 doctor mistake.
There are ways to please with T3 then discontinue taking T3 when levels rise to a comfortable place again. Food is another influence on the thyroid organ and I have been taught by my nutritionist to eat around thyroid weakening foods.
Did you also know that the body changes from winter and summer? In the more active summer months the body wants less and in the less active winter months a minor dose adjustments can improve life? Most MD’s never mention it or adjust for it either.
Good luck on your sense of comfort and finding a great MD you can trust.
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