2.5 months ago, my daily medication was changed on the back of these test results:
TSH 0.09 (ref 0.35 - 5.50)
Free T4 14.8 (ref 9.0 - 22.7)
Free T3 5.8 (ref 3.5 - 6.5)
I used to take daily: 75mcg T4 Levothyroxine & 10mcg T3 Liothyronine.
I dropped to 62.5mcg Levo & 10mcg Liothyronine on the instruction of my GP, and am now feeling much worse.
On the back of this I had another blood test done last week and the results were:
TSH: 0.23 ref: (0.35 - 5.50)
T4: 12.4. (ref: 9.0 - 22.7)
My GP has already rung to say he wants to see me as I'm taking too much levo as my results are too high!!! Lab flagged it as 'slightly raised'. He obviously is purely going off the TSH.
I see him on Monday and want to strenuously argue my case, as I would like my dose increased back up to 75mcg Levo if possible, and certainly not have it decreased even further.
What I need to take with me though is official/ mainstream studies & well respected papers that illustrate that the TSH level isn't the be all & end all! Also, any that would show that with t3 supplementation, the TSH does often show as artificially low. I looked on the BTA site, and all their treatment guidelines etc seemed to support my GP's view?!
If anyone can point me in the right direction of any articles I can print out, I'd be really grateful!
Also, anyone got any opinions of why my TSH would be so low when me T4 & T3 are low-mid range? I supplement with good quality and doses of methylfolate, B12, D3, iron etc.
Kind regards & thanks,