I was having severe neurological problems with hands, legs, lips, tongue, but especially feet, (Numbness, color change, stabbing pain, tingling, restless leg)-Oh, I even had bouts where it was hard swallowing at times...when I finally went to the doctor who did a blood test. After seeing my TSH at 114 my doctor concluded that I was Hypothyroid and perscribed 0.1 mg Levothyroxine which got me to a TSH level of 22.98 on my last blood test. So he took me to .125 mg of Levothyroxine but I have two more weeks to go before recheck. Most of my neurological symtoms are gone, (Hooray!)except my energy level is still quite low, my thinking and memory is still "lacking" and I am having issues with my left achilles tendon. After resting or sleeping my achilles feels "stiff" until I work it out. I actually limp for a while until it becomes "flexable" again. Weird. All this to ask: Should I go to a specialist? Since I have apparently been Hypothyroid for years, could my whole system be "out of whack" and need more testing like for Vitamin D deficiency? Do I need to know exactally if I have Hashimoto's? Is it wrong to request T3 in conjunction with Levothyroxine to get my memory back on track and my energy up?
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