Hi, folks - am in a real pickle here.
An endo I used to see sporadically, between cancellations on their part that took my appointments to every 6-9 months, ended up prescribing 1 grain of Armour plus 50mcg levo, which only helped a little, but I still felt poorly. I asked to add-in T3, but he changed the regime to 50mcg Levo with 2 x 5mcg of T3 a day. He refused to countenance that the Levo was problematic for me after my having remained stable on it since '84 until my health collapsed in 2007 from being bullied for several years. He also said that their was no precedence for taking Desiccated Thyroid along with T3, and would not let me change to 1 grain plus T3, so eventually, after getting up my courage from much research on here, TUK and support from the forum, I did it myself. Felt quite a bit better but still very weak and tired part-way through the day.
Two weeks ago my new, kindly and listening endo prescribed 2 grains of Armour. BUT - the last few days I have been having the most dreadful arrhythmia, at its worst when I go to bed, along with ectopic beats every second or third contraction: lubdup.....lubdupBang..................lubdup.....lubdupBANG................Heart rate down to 56 and the pauses between resuming after the thumps getting longer. Emailed the endo yesterday and she said to reduce the Armour down to 1 1/2 grains and add-in 2 x 5mcg of T3. I am now so b****y confused, I don't know what time to take what!
Sorry to go on, but I feel weak, tired, ill, fuzzy-headed...can't figure this out. It feels like I am dying - seriously, and I can't think my way through this. I will email endo - but am fearful she will start thinking about me as a heartsink. Please, any advice what times I should take the things?