Anyone else have this? Is there a relationship between hashimotos and low T? Is it possible to correct the Low T though only thyroid hormone with this autoimmune disease?
I’ve read the thyroid stickies, and some of it only seems to apply to people with functioning thyroids. But for those of you dependent on medication, what was the treatment that helped you the most?
My thyroid levels November 2016:
TSH: 0.05 (0.45-4.5)
FT3: 3.00 (2.00-4.4)
FT4: 1.73 (0.82-1.77)
Since this test I’ve drecrease my desicated thyroid slightly: so I lowered my T3 dose by 2.25mcg and lowered my T4 dose by 9.5mcg.
My T levels last June:
Total T: 417.8 (348.0-1197.0)
Free T: 11.7 (9.3-26.5)
Since these results in June I’ve been feeling even worse. Zero libido, angry and short fuse all the time, barely any sleep at night, gaining fat and nearly no strength or muscle on Starting Strength program, anxiety, sore joints and muscle, stiff and hard to even tie my shoes.
I have a brand new endocrinologist who ordered new thyroid, testosterone and glucose tests. The results should be in next week. After that visit I’ve been reading up on here. I do know he is checking my total T, free T and bioavailable T. I don’t know if he’s checking my FSH, LH or prolactin. That’s probably the next step if T is low still. I didn’t even ask him to check my T, but after hearing my symptoms he ordered the test, perhaps I lucked out since my other endos wouldn’t even check my T level if I begged them. I had to order them myself…
Anyways, I hope to get some advice on this so I can make the most educated choices.