I have taken T4 for 30 years or so but for the last year all seems to have fallen apart.
Last July my annual blood test produced a TSH of 0.02, (Ref Range 0.3 - 5 and T3 of 5.2
(3.1 - 6.8 ). Long story short - 25 mcg reduction became hypo - TSH 17.69 and T4 12.6.
I had an awful three months, anxiety, panic attacks, the ability to speak and the usual aches and pains. I can remember little of that time ...
Eventually my increased dose caught up and by March TSH was 0.4, But by August TSH was back down to 0.04 and T3 4.4. I refused a suggested reduction of T4 claiming was still settling down after the reduction and my Doc referred me to Specialist.
My appt is tomorrow and my last bloods show a further reduction in my TSH to 0.02 and T3 of 5.7.
I feel better now than I have for the last year - not perfect but okish ... Brain still not as it was though panics and anxiety seem to have settled down. If I had to guess would say feel more hypo symptoms than hyper ! Put a stone on, sleeping everytime sit down, cold, achey etc.
Am worried as to my appt tomorrow ... And do not know how to approach the situation - the obvious solution is to reduce again but I would honestly lose the plot if that suggested. It has taken me almost a year to recover from the last reduction but I dont know how to persuade them to not do that - any suggestions would be most gratefully received.