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I have got the T3 from the hospital!!!!!!!!

So I have finally got the T3 - and told to take it as the doctor suggested- my endo hasn't told me how to take it and hasn't suggest lowering the 300 mcg of levothyroxine that I am on

So I suppose I just see what happens -

Took first tablet this morning before breakfast and will take the 300 mcg of levothyroxine in a bit - how do I know if this is ok?????????

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T3 is the active hormone and you will need to split your dose to about three times a day. I currently take 10mcg in the morning with my T4 and 5mcg at about 14.00 and 5mcg about 19.00. hope this helps Good Luck with it. x

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Thank you so much for your reply

How much levothyroxine are u taking?

Julia x

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I am on t3 and take it all at once at bedtime. No adverse reactions and sleep all night.

Jo xx

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...I was under the impression that when you introduced T3 along with T4 that it was advisable to reduce the T4. T3 is four times more powerful than T4. Maybe an 80/20 split as suggested by Ken Blanchard in his book.....

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Thank u xx

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Dr Toft's (ex President of the BTA) advice is to drop 50mcg levo for 10mcg T3. My NHS Endo did the same. The more I increased the T3 and dropped the levo the better I became (had to go private to do this). I wish you well on your new regime.

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Thank u x

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For every 20mcg's of T3 the GP gives you he would normally reduce your T4 by 50mcg's and, as has been suggested already, splitting the dose of T3 would be advisable to start with.

Moggie x

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Sorry Shaws is right and it is 10mcg's NOT 20mcg's - brain fog moment.

Moggie x

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Thank u xxxx

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