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#1 Mstohr



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:12 AM

I am new to this forum but have had diagnosed Hashimoto's for almost 4 years. My meds have been up and down and I have reversed my antibodies to less than ten by going gluten-free. Was taking nature throid until the shortage occurred and was put on NP throid. I was just switched back to naturethroid because my insurance didn't cover the other one and have been feeling awful since. Had my free T3 checked came back at 4.2 which I know is the top end of the range. In the past I know I have felt better in the middle of the range. Waiting for Doctor to call a new prescription. Has anyone ever taken naturethroid? Woke up this morning with complete pain all over my body including hands and joints. Very bloated and mentally foggy. I don't know if this is a flare or being on too much meds. I usually only feel like this if I eat gluten and as far as I know I haven't had any. I have been reading different topics on this board and have learned things that I have never read before and I thought I was pretty educated about this disease. Starting to feel a little lost after all of this time.

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#2 Lovlkn


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

Movement of thyroid hormone up or down can cause the symptoms you describe.

Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

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