With the first increase, my HR popped up but then leveled out by the third day, I believe it was.
But after the second increase, my HR pretty much stayed high. The pounding heart was awful. My temps got up over 99.0 and I was pretty irritable.
So, I just need this T3 to come in the mail. Seriously.
You can read more about my dosing, data and symptoms here.
Last week I took another 24 hour cortisol saliva test. I'm expecting the results this week. I had gone off my adaptogens to clear out my system for the test, and I definitely felt the lack of those adaptogens.
Current vitamins and supplements:
500 mg Rhodiola
500 mg sustained release B6
1,000 mcg B12
20,000 IU D3
500 mg Magnesium + 1,000 mg Calcium + 10 mg Zinc + 200 Vitamin D3
Women's Equilibrium (which has some Ashwagandha in it)
4,000 mg Vitamin C
sometimes a daily multi-vitamin
Still gluten-free, although not according to strict standards. I don't use a separate toaster or colander from my family. :o)
The symptoms highlighted in yellow (22) are still present but better than they were the last time I updated this list.
The symptoms highlighted in green (23) are totally gone, at this point.
The symptoms highlighted in red (21) 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
- Irritable, angry outbursts
- chronic Low Grade Depression, developing into severe depression
- suicidal thoughts
- Exacerbated reactions to daily stress
- 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
- 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
- NEW - Exercise makes me sleepy (I realized this yesterday when we took our girls to an indoor playground. Running around after them, I found myself yawning and realized that I've been doing this for a long time, but it never really registered until now.)