Hi I have been hashimotos for about 4 years . I did start on thyroxine and got to 100 mcg . I never felt right . So from this wonderful site I found out about testing my t3 . It was found to be o.1 below range . my kind gp let me start liothyronine . I ended up by trial and error an via my bloods on a combination of both liothyronine and levothyroxine . still not feeling 100% . I read paul Robinsons book . again recommended here . I went liothyronine only and was ok on 40 mcg . I actually was jogging . only a mile . but good for me . I still had total wash out days . the day after I work all day or other exertion I was very tired but had good days . I asked my consultant if I could feel better than this or just to be glad of this . Because he said I could feel back to pre hypothyroid days we ecided to try me on thyroxine again with liothyronine . our thinking was if I worked my way up to a dose of thyroxine high enough my t3 levels would get into normal range without needing liothyronine maybe .
this was something I thought feasible . however I am now up to 50mcg thyroxine and 40 liothyronine and I ache . my legs especially . I have no energy . some brain fog .
My thoughts are I should give up my quest to feel like I did prehypothyroid days and go back to my previous liothyronine only .
My question also is why is thyroxine making me feel ill when it never did before. my consultant cant understand that either .