Hi again, Everyone -
Well, as with all of us who still have our thyroid gremlins, we can never say never, but it looks like I'm not officially an ATD'er anymore. As an update, I have had three labs since stopping Tapazole in late February: first, the TSH dropped some as we had hoped it would
; then, it climbed back up on the second lab (as I was sure it had, symptoms-wise)
. At that point, mid-July, we just gave my thyroid a flunking grade, and started a low dose of Synthroid (25mcg daily, in the morning, on an empty stomach, and an hour or two before breakfast). As is always the way with me at first, there was absolutely no change for the better in how I felt - still brain foggy, and like trying to drag myself around in a rusty poorly fitting suit of armour through two feet of cold mud - with fridges on my feet! The people here on this understanding forum get the picture, I know!
But after the continuation of all that for about three weeks, I suddenly woke up one morning in early August feeling years younger and pretty much human! Best ever in a long time - I was thrilled! Alas, maybe two weeks later, it was back to being a rusty tin person with a bag over my head again. That low starting dose was just too low for me, it seemed. From there, I counted the days to my next lab (a couple weeks ago) and to my next consult with the doctor (today). I was ready to say to him, “Please, Sir, I'd like some more”, if I had to. But, since the TSH number (although a little lower than last time) is still just not where we want it to be for me, he mercifully has upped my Synthroid to 50mcg daily - now to wait some more … !
So I suppose I'll say good-bye to my friends on this thread … but I'll check in on you all now and then, and be rooting for you, too, on your journeys along the ATD trail.
All the best,