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Hi I hope someone can help me here.
I have hypothyroidism and I have been weaning from HC since January. Was on 25mg and am now down to 7.5mg.
The problem I'm having is that I took HC for low cortisol but taking the HC raised my adrenal output where I was over producing cortisol above the reference range of a cortisol saliva test.
Now I've reached 7.5mg I'm finding that I'm getting hypo symptoms, i.e. dry skin, hair loss and eyelash/brow lost. I'm on a combo of T4 and T3. My thyroid blood test are all good. TSH 0.01 (0.3 - 5.5) FT4 14.1 (9 - 25) and FT3 5.2 (2.5 - 6.3) and I had another cortisol saliva test done and levels apart from Sample 1 which is in range, the other three are just above range so levels have dropped substantially.
I have tried raising T4 but this has made hypo symptosm worse. I have also tried raising T3 but as this is close to the top of the range I get symptoms of over medication.
I don't know how to go forward with this weaning. I'm not getting any symptoms of reducing HC and I'm reducing every two weeks.
I would appreciate it if there is someone who could help me with this situation.
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