Seeing GP Monday and need the correct, concise information of the possible benefits of taking T3 with T4. Have had hypothyroidism & Hashis for a long time and have taken thyroxine for some years although not as long as since I was diagnosed in the beginning as it wasnt thought necessary! Strangely since I retired two years ago the hypothyroidism has really kicked in and I struggle with feeling well particularly the exhaustion and weight gain. I really would like to be enjoying my retirement more and this morning I've only just been able to haul myself out of bed at 10 a.m. and I went to bed at 9! I am going to my GP Monday for the results of an echocardiogram because I have also been having palpitations and missed heartbeats and would really like to ask her if I could try taking T3 along with T4 just to see if it improves my condition. But I want to go armed with a concise piece of information on the subject, so any suggestions as to what I could copy for her please? (a friend has improved dramatically with added T3 and before had all the symptoms that I now have and I've read stories on here about the improvement). What is the general concensus of how NHS GPs feel about giving out T3? Any help or advice here please, would be greatly appreciated.
Desperate to feel well again! Sheila