I'm so confused!! At my last endo appt I was on 100levo and 20t3 but still had symptoms of aches and pains and fatigue and hair falling out although it was bearable and I could do most things. I just knew that I wasn't 100% and I could be better. My TSH was suppressed at 0.20 and my t4 was low at 11 something (the range started at 12, see previous posts) my t3 was in range but low in range.
My endo suggested coming off the t3 and increasing the t4. She suggested dropping 10t3 and increasing the Levo to 125 for one week then dropping t3 altogether and increasing t4 to 150 the next week.
Tried week one of dropping t3 by 10 and increasing t4 by 25 and noticed how tired I was feeling but did as I was told, by week 2 having dropped t3 altogether, felt dreadful. Swollen legs, ankles and feet returned, severe fatigue, brain fog and a 4lb weight gain. I panicked and took 10t3 again for two evenings and dropped t4 to 125 for three nights. Then last night took 20t3 and 125t4.
Today my swelling has gone down but I haven't a clue what I'm doing! My head feels all over the place and I feel anxious. Have felt a few palpitations and I feel it could be due to over medication rather than under.
The endo also gave me a script for Armour and I should receive these tablets tomorrow but I now don't have a clue what to take!!
If I go back to trying to reduce t3 and increase t4 I get horrible symptoms. How long does it take for t3 to come out of your system and for a t4 increase to take hold?
If i decide to try armour, this contains t3 so will I feel crap on this? Is it best to just stop messing around and take the armour?
So confused as to what to do. Has anyone else been in this boat?