Hi everyone. I have been self medicating lately and it seems that I have done something wrong so I hope somebody could help..
My GP was never of any help so my first blood test was done privately. I had many symptoms like most of the thyroid sufferers. My first blood results before the medication:
TSH 1.50 (0.27-4,20)
T 3 1.06 (1.30 – 3.10)
F T3 3,75 (3.10 – 6,8)
F T4 18.1 (12 – 22)
Anti Tpo 600 (0-34) Anti tg 24 (0-115)
My endo put me firstly on 25 mcg (6 weeks) and then to 50 mcg of T4. Some symptoms have gone, but some did not, especially low temperature and some slight joint and muscle pain.
TSH 0.71 , FT4 21.8 (12-22) FT3 4.10 (3.1 – 6.8) Tpo 45 (the same ref)
TSH 0.50, FT4 18.2, FT3 4,02 Tpo 32 RevT3 444
Ferritin 150, B12 930 (both high in the ref.r).
As I was constantly feeling cold and thinking that I do not convert well (high rt3), I decided to try T3 only, taking for a 2 month period, and no t4.
I was taking total of 15 mcg t3 in three daily doses, and the blood results were as follows:
TSH 1.68 FT3 4.95 FT4 12 (the same ref).
So I guessed (because the tsh went up and t4 fell) that I needed back some t4.
So I went back gradually to a combo therapy, 37 t4 and 6 t3. I must say I have being feeling good, the temperature was/is a little better (35.5 am and 36.4 pm), although some slight brain fog has come back. But, after 5 weeks, the results came as a surprise:
FT3 2.43 (3.1-6.8) , FT4 19.2 (12-22), TSH 0.40, TPO almost non existent.
How come the ft3 was better on 50 mcg t4 only, then on the combo t4/t3 37/6 mcg??
I am somehow confused. Did I make a mistake switching from t4 to t3 and the combo???
Should I go back to t4. I have also noticed that some of the symptoms of the low t3 have come back, eg irritability and brainfog.
Thanks for any advice.