Hello – Wow, I’m so sorry that you are dealing with all of this. First off, a nutritionist who presented at our 2009 conference suggested that we *not* to go below 1150 calories per day, to ensure our bodies are getting the nutrients that it needs. I’ve heard others say that number should be closer to 1300 or 1500. I’ve personally struggled with weight ever since my diagnosis (have been on Methimazole since 2007), but I can’t imagine even being able to get out of bed on 500 calories per day!
I have heard mixed reviews from patients about adding T3. Some patients feel much better when adding T3 to their regimen…but others have found that it actually caused a recurrence of their hypER symptoms. But since you aren’t feeling well, it’s certainly worth a conversation with your doctor to see if this might be a good option for you.
In the meantime, perhaps a complete physical might be helpful *just* to rule out that there isn’t anything else going on that might be causing your symptoms.
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