I have a LOT more symptoms right now. I'm doing another 24 hour cortisol saliva test soon. I just got my thyroid labs and my Free T4 is a little low, as well as my Reverse T3. My ratio is 19.5, though, which is good. I'm going to ask the doc about adding some T3 to the mix.
From what I've been reading lately in Paul Robinson's book Recovering with T3, particularly in Chapter 29, I think that some T3 would help me immensely.
I am taking Rhodiola, Licorice, B6, B12, D3, Women's Equilibrium ( I posted earlier today about this), Vitamin C, sometimes a daily multi-vitamin, and magnesium daily.
My blood pressure levels are normal but on the low side, as always. Temperatures are around 97.something in the mornings, rising to below but close to 98.6. Heart rate is in the 80's and 90's.
I went (nearly) gluten-free last Wednesday.
The symptoms highlighted in yellow (15) are still present but better than they were the last time I updated this list.
The symptoms highlighted in green (25) are totally gone, at this point.
The symptoms highlighted in red (26) are worse than the last time I updated this list; all of them are better than they were in January.
Symptoms that aren't highlighted (20) are the same.
- Teeth grinding
- Low appetite
- Hair loss (See here.)
- Itchy legs, hands and feet - not always at the same time
- “Hot" feet
- Dry skin
- Difficulty swallowing
- "Growing" pains
- Addicted to sugar and white carbs Gone!
- Easily winded, can’t catch breath, air-hunger
- Racing heart
and calves, as after Charlie horse
- extreme fatigue
- less stamina than others
- less energy than others
- long recovery period after any activity
- Difficulty waking up
- needing caffeine to wake up in the morning
- Sinking feeling in the afternoon/feeling at my worst in afternoon (about 1 PM)
- needing caffeine and/or sugar to get through the afternoon
- Feeling better after
- Suddenly feel extremely hungry, especially at night (this is associated with PMS for me)
- muscle weakness Better, minimal.
- flu-like symptoms: sensitive skin, all-over body ache Minimal.
- inability to hold children for very long Minimal.
- inability to stand on feet for long periods
- Low back pain (this is mostly associated with PMS for me now whereas before it was frequent) This was definitely due to my period this time
- Easily stressed, not coping well with stress
- chronic Low Grade Depression, developing into severe depression
- suicidal thoughts
- Foggy-thinking, poor focus
- Hot flashes
- Dry eye
- Thinning outer eyebrows
- Thinning, crooked eye lashes
- broken/peeling fingernails
- dry skin
- worsening allergies
- internal itching of ears
- appetite swinging from no appetite to not being able to eat enough, associated with PMS This was definitely related to my period this time
- inability to lose weight
- easy weight gain
- failure to ovulate I seem to be ovulating again.
- moody periods and ovulation
- PMS (actually, PMDD)
- loose stools/diarrhea, particularly associated with menstruation but not limited to it
- low progesterone
- carpal tunnel symptoms
- headache I'm close to calling this gone - haven't had any in a while.
- unquenchable thirst & frequent drinking - definitely better
- frequent urination
- Irritable Bowel Symptom, including colitis
- scalp ache
- hyper feeling, especially in the evening tired in the evening now, but I still have a bit of a hard time unwinding at bedtime
- clumsy (drop things, bump into things) Maybe this isn't thyroid related, as it is with some, and I'm just clumsy? :o)
- feeling dull