Before I started on the T3 my Tsh was in range, my T4 at the top of the range and my T3 was 4.2. At that time I was taking 100mcg Levo.
I was given a 3 month trial of 10 mcg T3 to be taken with the thyroxine. I reduced the t4 to 50mcg and added the T3. After a couple of weeks I added an extra 10 mcg T3 in the afternoon.
My temp is not bad - 36-36.6 and after fluctuations in BP and pulse they seem to have settled. Feel a little better than I did on just Levo but still feel I have some way to go.
I remember that someone has said that blood tests are less useful when on T3 but I am totally confused by these.
Apologies for the long question but I really don't know what to do next and I am sure the GP won't either.
Many thanks jx
The total thyroxine level is low, which is diagnostic of hypothyroidism
(underactive thyroid gland). The result is borderline so you may be
asymptomatic currently, or you may be taking thyroxine medication in which
case dose adjustment may be needed. Commonly reported symptoms of
hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, feeling the cold and thinning
hair. Interestingly, the thyroid stimulating hormone is low too, which
raises the possibility of hypopituitarism (underactive pituitary gland,
which would lead to an underactive thyroid gland as well) - further testing
would be advisable.....