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I have one hot nodule that's overproducing hormone, causing my low TSH. I don't have the usual hyper symptoms, other than dizziness. I was put on 10mg of Methimazole in January and by March my T3 & T4 normalized. With the help of supplements (all recommended here) and mostly L-Carnitine, my TSH went from 0.005 to 0.015. But as my T's dropped I started feeling hypo: very cold and so tired, so I cut the dose to 5 every other day. Just had another blood test and my T's are perfect:
T3 Range: 76 - 181 Mine is 101 (about the same)
T4 Range: .71 - 185 Mine is 1.10 (it crept up from .87 last test)
TSH Range: .49 - 4.70 Mine is .03 (last was .015)
I know my TSH is low but did it double? I had to stop the L-Carnitine about a month ago because of gastrointestinal issues. After process of elimination of other supplements, I found it's definitely the L-Carnitine 3grms daily that was causing loose bowels. So ... I just started taking 1 gram liquid L-Carnitine again because i know I need it. I don't eat meat and I feel better physically on L-Carnitine, other than diahhrea. I figure I'll test the waters with a low dose.
Meantime, my Endo wants me to take even more Methimazole, even though I told her it makes me feel sick. Dizzy, cold, tired and something I never had ... very low mood. Lethargic and kind of depressed. Limiting the Methimazole makes me feel better again. She said a high dose will raise my TSH in a few weeks, which I'm not sure is true. I know others who have struggled with low TSH for a year or two.
I'm thinking of taking ALC. I have it in my cabinet but am a bit anxious to take it. I have a history of occular migraine. As ALC crosses the brain barrier, could it cause migraines? I know others have had huge success with ACL. What dose did you start at and did you have any adverse reactions such as headache or dizziness or anything related to CNS?
I'm taking every supplement suggested on the forum.
Hot nodules are a pita because most of the time they don't resolve, so I hate the idea of possibly having to be on Methimazole for the rest of my life, which is why I'm shooting for the lowest dose possible. The irony is I don't feel bad other than dizziness. At the onset of hyperthyroidism I had rubbery legs and faint spells. These are gone thank goodness, so I know I need to keep my T's in range.
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