I have been on T3 only now for around 10 weeks after previously being on T4 for 17 yrs, and then T3/T4 for a short while.
Despite being given the go ahead by my endo (but then discharged), and prescribed by my GP (who knows nothing), I am pretty much alone in this. I am using online support groups and books to get info.
I am just puzzled re the equivalence issue and how much eventually I should be taking. I was on 100mcg T4, and T3 is supposed to be equivalent I was told to about 3x a T4 dose. However I see on Dr Myhill's site she says it's equivalent to 5 x which I am a bit surprised by...
(see paragraph on Some People Only feel Well using Pure T3). She mentions Tertroxine though so maybe that's a different kind of T3? (slow release?)
Anyway, to get to the point..... I am now up to 40mcg of T3 which is equivalent to at least 120mcg. How do I know when to stop adding it in? My BP and temp are not normal yet as far as I can see ..... at least not all the time. They are up and down at the moment to be honest. Also my symptoms are no better. I have a diagnosis of CFS and I feel now that it's not just about the thyroid and adrenals (I am doing the circadian dose of T3 to help the latter).... though I am prepared to keep trying for a bit longer.
I have asked Paul Robinson on another board and he says the thinks I am still hypothyroid and to keep going, but I am unsure how long to keep going for. In his book and Dr Myhill seem to think that you would feel better long before this!
Any thoughts on this would be gratefully listened to.