Yet again my thyroid results look 'optimal' but I still feel tired and very weepy, low mood, etc. Doc thinks it is hormonal (perimenopause) and will do hormone tests. I'm wondering if it is rt3.
I'm on 63.5mcg t4 and 25 t3. Was originally on lots more - 150 t4 and 25 t3, then 125 t4 and 25 t3, then it seemed my tests were coming back at the higher end of t3/v low tsh but I still wasn't feeling well. Temporarily reduced meds due to palps, couldn't raise again due to palps. Iron and b12 low, but I've been working on that for 3 or 4 weeks so it should be at least a bit better. Feeling tired but better than when I was on more meds. Bowels fine, even a tiny bit on the overactive side if anything. Temp unchanged, no more pounding heart but pulse a little on the high side (90ish now, but I have had quite a bit of coffee today).
I read this: content.spineboy.com/view.p...
Wondering if it's worth stopping my t4 for four(?) days and then slowly increasing my t3 to make up the equivalent of the t3/t4 I'm on now. Am I correct in thinking that might tell me if there is an rt3 issue? Or would I have all hypo symptoms (bowels, low pulse, etc) if I had an rt3 issue?
Or is it possible that even on this reduced dose of t3/t4 I'm going a little hyper and it has nothing to do with rt3?
Apologies if any of this is muddled. I've been dealing with emails and phone calls all day and I'm trying to be concise.
Cheers all. xx