After 14 years of Levothyroxin treatment for my hypothyroidism by 2011 I was really unwell.
Sometimes I was bedridden with muscle- and bone aches and pains, and I was only 34 years old! I had a long list of symptoms including a foggy, muzzy head, bad memory, anxiety, low grade depression, water retention, puffy eyes, thinning eyebrows, hair loss, dry skin, dry hair, sleeping problems, just to name a few.
Paul's comment: Helen's story is one of - this is a story of T3 and the Circadian T3 Method that really helped the T3 to be effective. It also illustrates beautifully that other issues like Insulin Resistance can be necessary to resolve before T3 and CT3M works.
I had increasingly high cortisol levels over a 5-year period. Then, in 2010, my cortisol levels dropped to below normal, the morning level being the lowest point of the day.
What the Medical Profession doesn’t want you to know….
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 40. My doctor, at the time, put me on a T4 medication. When I continued to complain about how I was feeling, he would simply look at me and infer it was all in my head since my lab tests all indicated everything was normal. So why then do I continue to gain weight on 1200 calories, heavy periods and why is my hair still falling out by the handfuls?
I endured a humiliating appt with my GP of 30yrs a year ago. I had been on T4 for 14yrs (since I was 40) & getting more hypo by the year till I had to leave full time work last Jan cause I was so tired with no energy, dosing off while driving & debilitating aches & pain in my legs. I asked him about 'other' thyroid treatments & compounding chemists. He said he'd never heard of them......I had the time to be able to research for hours on the net & found great info including a useful thyroid patient forum.
I am a 46 year old woman, diagnosed with Hashi's at age 15. Like many thyroid patients, I was simply put on Synthroid and told to have my TSH tested every 6 months. I never felt well on Synthroid. When I complained of depression I was put on an anti-depressant. When my blood pressure was high, I was put on blood pressure meds and a statin. I assumed it was my lot in life to never feel quite right.
I am on 30mcg T3 NHS prescribed only. I take it in 3 split doses about 6:30am, 1:30 pm and after 7pm still experimenting with the evening dose as sleep isn't right yet - not helped by the clock change eeeek!.
In 2007 I was started straight onto 100mcg levo no gradual build up and felt dreadful very hyper tearful shaky etc etc. NHS then tried tweaking down. My TPO Antibodies were about 498 and TSH about 7.
Another ciracadian T3 method (CT3M) success story:
I am a 50 year old woman and I was placed on Synthroid for hypothyroidism at age 36 because I was having difficulty conceiving. I had suspected I was hypothyroid since I was about 32 years old due to fatigue, brain fog and hair loss. I begged doctors to treat me but they said my bloodwork was normal. I was a Registered Nurse by age 22 and graduated from Chiropractic College by age 32 so I had a strong suspicion I was clinically hypothyroid but could not gain the agreement of an MD.