I am still symptomatic (exercise intolerance, fatigue, muscle aches, etc.). I do not feel well. What do you think I should do? What do you think may happen at the next labwork in 4 weeks - same lab values, better, or worse?
Do you think it might be wise to do a 24 hour saliva test? I was tested for A.M. Cortisol of 19.5 on a scale of 4.0-22.0.
Is this as good as it gets? Is this as good as my thyroid is going to get or is there a chance it will recover more?
Would give it more time without medication for additional recovery.
The adrenals are fine (not insufficient with cortisol >17).
Saliva testing is not helpful for thyroid.
If symptoms persist would look into other causes - with muscle aches, a rheumatology evaluation may be indicated eventually.
What would be a REASONABLE amount of time to wait for the additional recovery? How many weeks/months until I really need to examine other possible issues?
i'm still a-o-k. i've been off synthroid for a little over 6 months or so... i've been getting checked every 3 months.. that's all you can do...just keep rechecking. if you need meds, your tsh will show that the next time. be patent. i know it's frustrating when you have symptoms, but give your body a chance.
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