In December, I was started on .25 of generic Synthroid because I had several hypo symptoms - 30lb weight gain despite diet and exercise, extreme fatigue, very lethargic, anxiety attacks, very dry skin and dandruff, high cholesterol despite healthy diet, bloating, low body temperatures, shortness of breath, missing periods, hairloss and change of hair texture and extreme ADD. After a month of the synthroid - I had more energy and my period has always been normal ever since. The dry skin and dandruff went away. However the rest of the symptoms were still bad.
About 5 weeks ago my doctor added 5mcg of Cytomel twice a day. My anxiety, lethargy, ADD, depression, and hair loss have really calmed down but I still have a low body temperature - normally in the 96-97 range and my weight hasn't budged at all. I also am so bloated all the time - I am so uncomfortable in my body.
Do I need to be on a higher dose of cytomel or should I may be looking into getting tested for insulin resistance? I was being patience but am really getting discouraged that I will never see the weight come off.
My labs before I was on any medication were the following:
T4- FREE - 1.2
T3 - FREE - 3.2
Glucose - 95
I am going back for lab work next week - any recommendations on what to check besides just the T4 like my Dr wants? Thank you!