Key info you presented:
That LAST test shows your low in free T3 and free T4., and this is on Armour. But I didnt see where you were at on the previous compound med.
What we do know is that old compound med had a different T3 to T4 ratio, it was more even. Armour is higher in T3 less T4 (just like 4 legged pigs).
Your Armour start dose is pretty high, you need to so slow to avoid hyper symptoms.
There is a lot going on at one time here.
So these symptoms could be from:
1)Changing thyroid med, even brand will create symptoms
2)Starting to high to fast on Armour, start @30mg then add 15mg per week to calculated dose,( per their old website)
3)Being low per the last test, not enough Armour
4)From the hydro-cortisone (this is tricky stuff) and it can effect thyroid levels.
5)Combination of the above
Many people use herbal adrenal adaptogens before trying H-cordisone.
All in all, changing these two hormone levels will creat symptoms while your body gets used to them, sometimes 1.5 months till feeling better,a little better every week.
AND-this takes patients, many people start/stop hormone replacement like their changing their socks, cant do that, it makes symptoms just changing that. What you take today, you feel weeks later with T4.
If it were me I would:
1) Concentrate on the thyroid, maybe take a little less and re-test in 4 and 6 weeks. Go minimal on the cortisone, the thyroid might bring that up some. Take some adrenal adaptogen herbs like holy basil- this might help the symptoms for now. Once your thyroid is stabilized ( per 6 week test), see how you feel for a few weeks. If you keep feeling better great, it takes the body a while longer to catch up with the lab results. If a new lab test says your good, wait 2 more weeks to see if you actually FEEL better. If not feeling better despite thyroid labs, then re-test adrenals and crank up adrenal treatment more.
Unfortunately speeding up to symptom free from hormone changes takes longer than we want it to. The herbal adapogens can help the symptoms, but have few effects on actual lab levels.
Post Edited (astroman) : 10/4/2016 11:31:29 PM (GMT-6)