Can someone give me a sense of how long I should wait for feeling better, after increasing my meds? On 24th May I'd been taking 30mcg of slow release T3, and 12.5 mcg of T4 daily. I tested as follows: TSH 33.79, T4 3.4, T3 4.4. (previous test in February had been TSH 19.4, FT3 3.4, FT4 4.6, which was bad enough - and which had prompted me to increase my T3 from 3 daily to 6 daily).
On Dr. P's advice I upped that to 55mcg of slow release T3, and 25mcg of T4 on May 24th. That was 2 weeks ago, and I don't feel any better yet. (Actually my MD just told me to increase the T4 to 50, not 25mcg, but I couldn't see the point in that, and Dr. P said that would be futile so I should instead increase the T3). I also tend to break out in rashes if I eat certain foods too often, risk getting puffy around my eyes, and I can't have any grains or potatoes or I just go into constipation overnight. I also don't eat sugar as I tested high for candida some months ago. (I do have several other issues in my life that are stressful, but there's nothing I can do about those at present). I don't take any other meds. I eat a sensible diet (although I don't have much of an appetite since I got flu badly in March - I seem to have lost interest in foods since then).
Any advice or insight would be MUCH appreciated during this long haul. I also get depressed and feel there's nothing to look forward to, but the last thing I'd consider is 'antidepressants'.