For the first time in years, I slept through a winter night without needing an electric blanket. That was last night. Since starting this Iodine trial three weeks ago, while still cold, I have definitely been feeling warmer. The few times I took my temp, it wasn't higher, but I think I'm due for another trial. This is also the first evening in three weeks that I've had that odd, weary, ill feeling (instead of twice a week) and I haven't been noticing as much hair falling out each morning. Finally, I've been having no trouble falling asleep and that symptom had been getting particularly exasperating.
So, slight change in plans. The endocrinologist offered me no assistance that appealed to me (still treating thyroid based on TSH labs and T4 only meds) except that she wants to figure out the cortisol issue (and she did do a quick ultrasound to confirm no change in my thyroid). So, my plan is to work through the cortisol issue with her. I have my regular annual appointment with my primary doctor tomorrow and I'll ask her for her help (lab test) to rule out out a reverse T3 issue and test iodine levels. But, I don't plan to do any thyroid trials until I test my iodine level and I'm thinking that I'd like to give this supplementation another month. If I keep getting cozier and my symptoms keep getting better, then maybe I just needed a bit of Iodine and I'll be hunky dory soon!