I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for almost 12 years now and noticed a pattern of my TSH levels going up significantly every time they have been checked for the past 2.5 years. This was most significant in the past year where the TSH levels went up from 1.7 to 3.2 and my latest one was 3.39. I’ve been experiencing hypo symptoms like fatigue, lower body temperature, extreme sensitivity to cold, some initial weight gain and inability to lose weight, a lump feeling in throat, and increased insulin resistance. So far, no antibodies typical of Hashimotos have been detected so who knows what is causing this to happen.
The doc said that she could prescribe me a teeny dosage of levothyroxine (.025 mg) to see if this could help. I have been thinking about this for weeks and decided to go ahead with it and tell her to fill the prescription. However, after talking with a friend whose mom has Hashimotos and has had really bad side effects from synthroid, I’m not so sure what to do. I know my situation is different and her side effects from thyroid medicine are likely due to her being older and being undiagnosed for at least 6 years, but that is still concerning. I would normally just try to find natural things to take and hope for the best except that this could be causing me to have some insulin resistance which is not helpful in my mission to get my diabetes under better control.
Can anyone provide some perspective? Anyone go through something similar? Thanks!