Have you had lab tests run recently? If you have, I would ask for a copy and if you haven't,
I would ask for tests to be run. If it were me, I would ask for a TSH, a free T3, a free T4,
and the two antibody tests that will tell if you have Hashimoto's (Thyroid peroxidase antibody,
TPO Ab and the Thyroglobulin antibody, TgAb). I would also ask if they have checked your
iron level and your ferritin to find out what your iron stores are. You might even ask to have
your inflammation checked, C reactive protein and ESR.
The other thing that I would talk to my doctor about is the possibility of taking a "natural"
thyroid replacement hormone such as Armour. Armour has T4 and T3 whereas Synthroid is
a synthetic T4. Or, another possibility is to take T3,(I think it is Cytomel) along with the
Synthroid. A lot of people, myself included, feel much better on Armour than the Synthroid.
There is a lot of discussion at the following website if you are interested in learning more:
I do know, if I were in your shoes and your doctor isn't willing to help you feel better, I think
I would find another doctor. Is your doctor a GP or an endocrinologist or ? There is a great
post on this forum by hopetogetwellsoon called "Possible Thyroid Disorder" and I couldn't
agree with her more. Absolutely excellent advice.
Momma J, you really shouldn't have to feel so horrible. There has to be some treatment
out there to help you. Don't give up, keep us informed. Even though this is not a very
active forum, there are people here who want to help.