My T3 was upped to 20mg (from 10mg) and my T4 dropped to 100mg (from 125mg) at my last endo appt (despite having hypo symptoms, my TSH was 0.2 and out of range so endo has tweaked medication to see effect). Since then, my ankles and feet (particularly my left foot) have swollen terribly. I look like I have elephant legs!
I went to the doctor in the end as wondered if it could be anything else (not thyroid related). Doctor gave me diuretics. The swelling has gone down but I can't live on diuretics now can I? Another case of treat the symptom but not the cause, which I believe to be under medicated or not agreeing with T3.
I've just read the leaflet that came with my T3 and it says "take caution when suffering from myxedema, a condition that makes your skin swollen and dry". Well yes, hellooo, looks like I have this??!!! So why has a doctor ignored this and the endo?
So fed up of this "journey". One minute I'm ok, next minute I'm not. I know I'm under medicated, I have a sort of internal shaking, hair falling out, swelling, and irritability and depression back. I didn't think my endo would go on the TSH result when dealing with me, but she has and now I'm getting all anxious as I thought when you take T3 you ignore the TSH.
She has suggested that if the latest "tinkering" with the meds doesn't work, we will try NDT. I'm holding out for this as I'm sick of this balancing the T3, T4 and TSH saga!!