I have changed my meds to liothyronine only . i used to take levo 100 mg and started lio . i took the leap to just lio beginning of april . i have been increasing my dose gradually . i am now on lio 60 mcg . morning lunch then about 4pm. 20mcg each time. i bought Paul Robinsons book . It is very good and helped but I still have unanswered questions. I guess I always will lol. I was hoping someone could advise me please. They are the following;
The book advises taking first tablet at times before your natural waking time then you can go back to sleep till that time . I have to get up for work at 530a.m some days . some days 10 a.m and my natural waking time is probably 12 noon at the moment lol.
So do I take say an hour before the time i have to get up each day i.e 430 a.m /9a.m/ an 11a.m when i am off for the day or what ?
I have terrible night sweats . I am 49 so is this just menopausal or related to hashimotos or the treatment?
i Have good days and then i have a day every 3 days or so when i cannot wake up , ache all over ,especially hips and cognition is fuzzy and hands feel shaky . legs weak etc . i cant do anything without a struggle . does this mean my dose is not right ? but i can be o.k the other days just bad when wake up for first few hours . i could be referred to an endocrinologist who has been recommended but i am scared he may not believe in lio only and although my g.p is letting me trial my dose and i know i am very very lucky for that as he does not care re the cost . he believes my health is more important . he admits he knows little . he has offered to read paul Robinsons book from me. its just i get scared if he doesn't know enough am i doing the right thing . so i crave an endo who does . i know prob being silly .
what is the max dose of lio ?
paul only takes 35 in the book and not being a man he prob does not know how female hormones and menopause etc can effect lio dose etc
sorry to go on . i guess i am scared of the unknown territory of this drug and the fact i cannot work out if i am taking enough and the correct times
thankyou in advance for your help