I have been on T3 since April last year and for the first time in 10 years felt like my normal self. I have been to the Doctors for my routine blood test and my TSH is 0.01 and my T4 16, I explained to the Doctor that I have been self medicating and she said she would have to talk to a more senior doctor.
I have just received a phone call from the Doctor stating that the senior Doctor feels that I am going to end up Hyperactive which will cause all sorts of problems with my heart so stop taking T3 and take 100 of the levothyroxine.
I told the junior Doctor that I would not be doing that but I would reduce my T3 slightly.
I also pointed out that being over 14 stone and every year my weight being totally out of control would actually give me more problems with obesity and the possibility of ending up diabetic.
The senior Doctor's reasons for not giving T3 are that there is not enough evidence and research out there and obviously nothing to do with cost!!!!!!