I have been suffering with Hashimotos for several years and have been lucky enough to see a forward thinking endocrinologist who has agreed to give me a trial of T3. When I first went to see him I was on 125mg of T4 and very symptomatic. He did lots of tests for other autoimmune diseases which all came back negative. He agreed to allow me a trial of T3 if my TSH level rose when my T4 was decreased. So I went down to 100mg and 3 months later my weight plummeted and my TSH was still suppressed. I was devastated. He could see how upset I was and agreed to let me trial T3 along with another reduction of T4 (now on 75mg along with 25 T3). Just had blood tests done after 2 months and my results are as follows:
TSH 0.06 - subnormal, free T4 10.7 (9.0 - 19.1), free T3 3.97 (3.6 - 6.5)
I feel awful and am still putting on weight which is making me feel even worse.
Any help here would be much appreciated. I have got to have another blood test done before I go back to see him in July, but I can not see it improving any.