My Dr is totally opposed to the idea of test for T3 and reverse T3 etc so I am on my own with this and I don't want to make a mistake.
I have been taking T3 since Saturday after my battle with the Doctor last week. She was horrified by my high blood pressure (170/90 and high cholesterol) I can't remember the exact figures for that but all my lipids, good and bad were high. I was also experiencing severe dizziness and she was fearful that I would have a stroke or a TIA.
I didn't take the prescribed beta blockers or the statins, having read that statins are really bad for hypo patients.
My T3 tablets are 25 mcg and I have been taking half of one in the mornings, I am still tired but seem to be able to carry on for a bit longer than usual. This isn't a vague statement, I either used to be awake or not, there wasn't much in between and my days ended mid afternoon. I feel slightly light headed. My fasting blood sugar levels are normal.
I am on 75 mcg of levothyrox and my Dr is adamant that she will not increase that because my TSH/T4 are 'normal' (TSH was just over 1). The T3 was prescribed in a bit of a hissy fit because I wouldn't listen to anything else she said until she agreed.
Based on your experiences, will T3 help reduce my cholesterol and blood pressure as part of a general return to health?