Hello again Clutter and everyone on combi dose of T3 and Thyroxine. Due to have blood test on Wednesday and see Endo on Friday. Have some questions for him but would like to run them past you first
Combi dose is 75 mcg Thyroxine and 10 mcg T3 at 7 am, 5 mcg at 2 pm and 5 mcg at about 8/9 pm. Still not feeling that good until after the 2 pm dose. The morning one just doesn't do it, even after I increased am dose from 5 mcg to 10 mcg. Think it could be the long period overnight without meds but if I have T3 any later I don't sleep well. Clutter suggested having the 20 mcg daily dose in 2 x 10 mcg dose but just worried that it will affect my sleep and make no difference to the overall situation.
Last bloods 2 weeks ago TSH < 0.05, FT3 5.6, FT4 18. Suspect both my frees will be over range when next bloods are done. That will put the cat among the pigeons when I ask for T3 increase. As I said in my last post, I feel great when I've had my 2 pm dose and good for rest of day. Know it's working well for me and not surprised that I felt so ill when endo told me that Thyroxine wasn't converting.
Not sure why I have to have Thyroxine if it's not converting? In addition to the conversion probs, I've always felt it's toxic for me. During all this trial and error stuff, have felt much worse when thyroxine increased or reintroduced.
Will lowering Thyroxine increase FT3?
How could I adjust my current dose of T3 to achieve optimal benefit?
I know they like Frees to be in range but doesn't it stand to reason that if you lower T4 and increase T3 the FT3 will be over range?
Not sure if I should ask him if I can stop the Thyroxine altogether?
AND THE BIG QUESTION ...... when can I expect to shed some of the weight I've put on since conversion problems began??? Have put on 9 pounds since health problems began and still gaining even after being on this combi dose for four weeks. When my FT4 was silly high at 41, I did keep weight off even though they're saying I wasn't converting properly. Weight all on belly -nowhere else.
Thank you for reading this folks. There's no doubt I'm feeling better but I'm wondering where we go next. Don't want to be declared 'cured' and given a 12 month appt for endo when I've still a way to go.