I was diagnosed with Hashimoto about 10 years back and have been on Levothyroxine for some time at varying doses. That said, I always felt symptomatic - always cold, etc. Six months ago, a functional medicine doctor suggest I add Eco Thyro37. Not even sure what exactly that is but I felt much better. However, my last labs did not make my Endodcronolgist or general physician happy at all, and so I dropped the Eco. He also decreased my Levothyroxine dose.
September labs had my TSH at .07
Free T3 was 2.3
Free T4 was 1.82
No reverse T3 test. I had the same lecture I received 6 months prior about this TSH level being terrible for my heart, which does scare me. I feel fine heart wise but my husband just had a stent and near miss heart attack. So I did agree to drop the Eco Thyrox37 and change my Levothyroxine slightly, to 88mg daily. Before I was taking 100 meg once a week and 88 the other 6. It has not been that long, but I feel like my symptoms are coming back.
I ate gluten free for some years and just found and switched to Wheat Belly roughly two months ago. Love the program and feel better but not as good as I felt with the Eco and higher doses Levo. Have been following all of the program except adding the Kelp, as I understand that could be a big problem for someone with Hashi.
I have just joined the Undoctored, reading and watchingsome of the wonderful on-line videos, I am wondering if I am in the 20% or so that has issues with T3 blockage.
In any case, I just sent the following to my Endo. I doubt he will agree (just a hunch), but I would like some feedback. Is it a reasonable thing to try or ?????
I am writing with a request to change my current levothyroxine prescription to a combination preparation, such as Naturethroid or Armour Thyroid (both prescription) that contains both the T4 and the T3 thyroid hormones. Please let me know if this would be a problem. I understand your concerns about my last two lab results and heart disease, which I take very seriously, but felt less symptomatic on the ecortyroid. I can’t find in my testing where my reverse T3 was tested, but my low level of T3 might indicate this switch could be more effective and at a dose that makes you happier with my future TSH results. I’d like to try it. Calling in the new prescription would be appreciated. The pharmacy on record is the same -
Any and all feedback very welcome. Is this worth trying? I don’t want to end up with heart issues, but the levothyroxine doesn’t seem to be doing what I want.