I didn't post this in the Thyroid thread as it is so long!
I just started on Thyrostim (Biotics Research) for treatment of hyperthyroid.
My doctor ordered hormone & thyroid testing due to symptoms I have been having: very low libido, dry skin and brittle nails, hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, almost constant hot flashes, among others. My hormone tests all came back normal (apparently it's the thyroid and not menopause
The TSH, Free T3 & Free T4 tests came back as follows:
Free T3: 5.0
Free T4: 2.0
So, my test results say Hyper
thyroidism. But, my symptoms just don't jive with what we have been reading as relating to Hyper. I do NOT have a high libido (I wish!), rapid heart rate, weight loss, eye problems, or moist skin.
They all relate to Hypo
thyroidism instead from what I have been checking on google(!).
I am very confused about this (the tests say hyPER but many of my symptoms say hyPO). My doctor suggested I start on this supplement called Thyrostim (Biotics Research) to, hopefully, kick-start my body and test again in two months, rather than going on more serious medications (as I am not having serious problems such as heart palpatations, etc). If, in two months, the tests are the same and so are my symptoms, he said we can discuss what our next approach should be.
I love this doctor and his philosophy on the practice of medicine and trust his opinion.
I'll take the Thyrostim and see what happens. I'm just curious if anyone else takes it.