About a month ago I wrote this: healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
The update is that I have reduced my t3 because I felt tired and had diarrhoea on 37.5 mcg t3 alone. I had tried bumping it up a little (quarter of a tab) a couple of days last week, thinking maybe I was on too little because of the tiredness, but it was no help so I'm trying reducing a little. My mood is slightly better. I just felt so grim and wanted to smite everyone with bolts of fire from my eyes. So I am feeling less violent, which I will take as a good sign. And my husband arrives at the end of the week and I'm sure he will also be appreciative of diminished aggression.
I am worried about my heart. I am hovering around 80bpm, often just above (85-90). The only time it is lower than 80 is when I first awake in the morning. I am susceptible to squirts of adrenaline, which is troublesome. Any challenge gets me in fighting mode before I even know it has happened. The good news is that this now seems to have receded a bit.
So the other variable I must acknowledge is that I am drinking quite a bit of coffee just to get through the day. The pot is made with some normal coffee and a fair bit (at least half) decaf in, so it is not rocket fuel, but perhaps with my hairtrigger heart pumped full of t3 and adrenaline, this is not a good combo for me. This is not my usual way of doing things, but I'm staying with my mum, and she drinks a lot of coffee. It is hot here, so probably this is needling my sleep a little. If I was giving myself advice (I'm such a busybody) I would tell myself to cut out the coffee completely and go to bed early and see what happens to my pulse and gut. But then I would collapse in a coma so that may not be an option.
If you have got this far, thanks for reading this, my reliable thyroid friends. Your commiserations are a delight to me when I feel I am flailing in the dark.