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Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2014 put on 32.5 nature throid.

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Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2014 put on 32.5 nature throid. Levels were very good for months but I felt horrible. Zero energy and unable to lose weight. Started levothyroxine and felt amazing and lost weight but my numbers tanked. Still taking levo but old symptoms returning. Before I took any meds my t3 was at 2.9 and with nature throid was 3.8 and currently it's 2.8. Do I stay the course on levo or take my chances going back on nature throid or armour to boost my t3?
Current labs:
Tsh 1.54
T3 2.8
T4 1.4
Current symptoms: hair falling out, excessive sweating, low body temp of 96.6, nighttime headaches.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

This is Dr. David

I would stick with levothyroxine which is a much more stable and reliable dose of thyroid hormone compared to armour natural dessicated thyroid hormone which can vary in is thyroid dose.

normal T3 levels are 0.9 - 2.8 nmol/L so yours looks like high end of normal now on levo.

you could be having early menopausal symptoms and decline of your estrogen levels which can cause fatigue and sweats and hair falling out.

low iron and low B12 can cause hair loss as well.

if you are not drinking enough fluids and not getting enough sleep, this can cause headaches as well.

I would stick with the levothyroxine

TSH of 1.54 is a good level for your thyroid hormones.

let me know if you have questions.