I am 63 y.o. female, have been treated for hashimotos/hypothyroid since 2002...however I cannot seem to stabilize. I am currently on armour thyroid 2 grains and as well on isocort for low cortisol levels. My symptoms have been:
-Extreme loss of weight, especially in the face very gaunt. This has been somewhat controlled since I started treating adrenals by reducing thyroid meds and increasing isocort.
-Hair loss is confined now to much pubic and underarm hair loss, and to the upper part of head......the rest of hair is very thick. In 96 around menopause I lost a chunk in the upper front of hair and since then the top volume has decreased considerably but the rest of hair is very thick. I am concerned about loss of pubic & underarm hair which has not grown back.
-I believe I had PCOS although did not know it at the time and only now realized it as my daughter was just diagnosed. I had trouble conceiving and was on fertility pills where I gave birth to twins (now 25). I had irregular periods, acne and difficulty conceiving. The delivery was normal although I did hemorrhage after delivery.
-I notice now that I seem to have a lot of loss of body mass or rather my shoulder bones seem to almost stick out...My gauntness in face has improved but is still thinner than normal.
-My recent thyroid results show tsh at 2.17, free T4 at .9 (.8--1.8) and Total T3 is 146.3 (60--181). I have hashimotos whereby my antibodies have declined steadily since October 2006 from 5500 to the current 1300 (still high but apparently declining).
I have read about Sheehan's Disease just now and am concerned I might have this and would like to know how I could test for this with lab work and how it can be corrected. Although I have been recently re-increasing my thyroid meds to the current armour 2 grains, I have become tired lately during the day. I am afraid of increasing further the meds as to put stress on the adrenals.
I am very confused how to proceed. I have lost compelte faith in most doctors who don't even check adrenals, etc. and I have mostly discovered my own such as hashimotos........
What kind of doctor would be best to consult, because no endocrinologist has ever helped me. Thank you, lagale