Good day all
Almost 4 weeks ago I started adding T3 to my levo dose. After a year of unstable dose on levo I felt bad, was rapidly gaining weight and each day has been a struggle. Following the knowledge and advice on this forum I reduced my levo and added t3.
The first few days I must admit I felt shattered. My last blood test had show my T4 depleting so maybe that had something to do with it. In the run up to adding T3 I was drained, cold and down. I took 12.5mcg to begin with to make sure it was tolerable. I'm now on 25mcg with another 12.5mcg in the afternoon and haven't felt any adverse affects.
4 weeks on and I've stopped gaining weight, in fact I'm not as hungry as I used to be and have been eating little and often. My eyes are amazing. After the first day that was the most noticeable (or coincidental!) benefit. My eyes had been sore, gritty and tired for months and was wearing glasses at work to help. I haven't had them on in 4 weeks!
There have been at least 2 occasions in the past 2 weeks where I haven't had to wear a blanket and layers in work. I have strong nails. I don't feel as battered in the morning when I wake up. I feel positive, just like I used to be.
I had a blip last week (chest pain) which the GP's thing was a pulled muscle - possibly, exercise and activity has increased.
I wouldn't say I'm a 100% but definitely feel a million times better than I did a month ago. My plan is to have a blood test in the next 2 weeks and just keep going to see how much more improvement I can feel. I am also going to make an appointment to see the endo who initially diagnosed my in September time (ish) to discuss this treatment and if he will prescribe it. If not, there is no loss because I am going to continue on this path. It's the path to feeling like my old self, it's the path to feeling well. Thank you all so much for all your help, advice and support xx