This could be from getting too much T3. If you try Tirosint and you still don't feel right, try adding a little T3 to it. Twice a day 5 Cytomel is a common amount. However, I'd try to give Tirosint by itself a bit of time. It's going to take many months for your body to adjust to being on T4 only after being on Armour. Or go strait to a combination but hopefully a much lower amount of T3 then you were on Armour.I have had anxiety issues from my Armour that I am so done with. Tried Levoxyl and went hyper on it at 175mcg. Went back down and just never felt ok. Went back to Armour and have had same anxiety issues. So I asked to try Tirosint and I'm gonna start at 125mcg and see.
I know of several people who had Graves and do much better on synthetic vs NDTActually on 180mg of Armour my levels all indicate under medicated. Even the FT3. I did absorb Levo well but felt unwell and went hyper. When I try to increase Armour my bp goes up and anxiety. It all just makes no sense. I till try Tirosint and hope for the best. In the past I have taken Levo, Compounded and Armour. None have got me optimal. I have been doing this for 15 years and it's exhausting. I have no thyroid due to RAI from Graves.
If you are female - ferritin levels change during your monthly cycle, being lowest just after so testing 1x just tells you where you were at that moment. I struggled for years and eventually ablated.I know I got a Ferritin test one time and they said it was fine, not sure about now. And I have had my iron tested. But something is causing me to have issues with meds. It's hard when you have to have thyroid hormone to live but everything gives you problems. Thank you for all advice!!
Do the T4 doses they prescribe correlate with the manufacturer recommended 1.7mcg per kilogram weight?I have not had a cycle in months, thats a whole other issue. I am 47 so it may just be what it is. The Tirosint did not work out. On day four I woke up feeling really off and almost had a panic attach. Same thing happened with Levoxyl. So now I'm back taking my Armour, I just lowered it a little. I go for a physical Friday, maybe I can find out something.
One thing you need to consider - anytime you change a manufacturer or dose the moving thyroid hormone may cause issues. Your history shows this. You may need to tough things out and stay on a dose and test prior to switching. Thyroid symptoms overlap so your anxiety may actually be because you are hypo.I was tested today so we will see where I stand even though I have not been able to stay consistent on a med. My BP was really high when two months ago it was great. So waiting on blood test results now. She always checks TSH, FT3 and FT4
How do you feel with these labs?I always get actual lab results not what she tells me. So I got my results and I am floored. FT4 .65 (.82-1.77), FT3 2.3 (2.0-4.4). TSH 32 (.45-4.5). I can't believe my tsh is that bad!!!!