Have you been diagnosed with a slow thyroid but the medication didn’t make you feel any better? If you are taking Synthroid or Eltroxin and still feel like you have thyroid symptoms, you may have other factors underlying your thyroid disorder. Standard thyroid testing is not enough!
Many women experience poor conversion of their thyroid hormones from T4 to T3. T4 is the main hormone that is excreted from your thyroid, but it has to be converted to T3 in the body before it becomes active to your cells. Measuring TSH only, may give the picture of a healthy thyroid, but with a full assessment, we often see a different picture. It is possible to have a normal TSH and T4 but a low T3 (T3 is the hormone that brings energy to EVERY cell in your body!).