History: Female, 62 yrs. old - large, multinodular goiter removed years ago. I've been on Nature Thyroid since. Last year I crashed: depressed, fatigue, hair loss, 20 lb. wt. gain. I've always had tachycardia, since childhood but it became higher than my norm, but still under 100. My Integrative Doctor (who also happens to be a Cardiologist) ordered heart test (I'm fine) and a thyroid ultrasound which showed remaining globe is shrinking. She believed my remaining gland was dying from Hashimoto's and I'm hypo and instructed me to increase my meds slowly from 2 grains to 3. All this went on a couple of months ago. I'm feeling much better.
Due to a medical insurance change, I saw a new doctor, an endocrinologist, and gave her copies of my records/history. New Dr believes my remaining globe will stop shrinking and start functioning properly with her plan of lowering my meds. She thinks t3 is unnecessary and wants me on a dose of 75 Synthroid. Just saw her again today and with the test below, she thinks I'm doing so much better but wants to drop my Synthroid dose (which I'm not even taking) to 50 mg. (Remember, I'm on 3 grains NatureTHyroid and feeling much better).
I don't know what to do and wonder if I should get a third opinion? Here's my recent blood work.
TSH 0.01 (0.40-4.50 mIU/L) L
FT3 2.6 (2.3-4.2 pg/ml)
FT4 0.9 (0.8-1.8 ng/dl)
Thyroglobulin antibodies <1 (< or = 1UL/ml)
Endo doc wants to run a Graves test on me. Other doc says I'm hypo. I feel hypo. When i was balanced my weight was normal and I and a beautiful head of hair.
Post Edited (Kaci23) : 6/30/2016 3:32:16 PM (GMT-6)