My TSH level should be 12 - 22, but mine reads 0.5. I am on 60mcg liothyronine per day?My thyroid became underactive 18 years ago. I have been tired, overweight and dry skinned ever since. I was taking a very high dose of thyroxine for years but had no effect. I was changed to liothyronine about 14 years ago. Are there any medications that might suit me better. I am also on warfarin for life and Byetta and metformin as well as cerazette. I am sick of being tired all the time and my weight is 18st 7lb. Its also effecting my work as I am exhausted all the time. The doctor has just put me up from 50mcg to 60mcg per day but I don't feel any better. I am due for another blood test soon, so can you suggest anything please. Thank you Julie
Hi. Your TSH should be between .3 and 3.00. I think you have your numbers confused. .5 is a good number. Mine is currently .44 and I feel great. Because of the medications you are taking, the thyroid med is conflicting with some of them. That means it isn't as effective and you need a high dose of the thyroid med. if you were in the twenties for TSH you would be severely hypo and probably need a hospital. That condition is very serious. Is the warfarin for Afib or some other heart condition?
Have you ever tried Armour Thyroid? I have taken Synthyroid and Levothyroxine before and it didn't do anything but make me feel so much worse. It was what I was put on after my thyroid was removed and I gained tons of weight and nothing I did would take it off. However, for me Armour has worked and after a year I have lost 35lbs and still losing weight. I have more energy and feel normal most days. I don't have to take antidepressants anymore either which for me made me gain weight as well. I do take high dosage of priobiotics and B12 shots and B6 vitamins along with Vitamin D3 and Calcium. When u lose ur thyroid all those vitamins can get depleted which can cause you to feel lousy and gain weight as well. Armour has T4 and T3 where Synthyroid does not have T3 in it and if your body can't convert the T4 to T3 on the its own then it sounds like you need that in order to lose weight and to feel better. Its been two years since my thyroid was removed but as of the last 6 months all my levels are perfect finally. Hope this helps.
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