I'm currently seeing a good endo who has me on a T4/T3 combo after 18 very difficult months on Thyroxine only. He tells me I have a conversion problem after having FT4 of 41 and FT3 of 6 following over medication of Levo at 200/175 mcg for over a year (by hospital onc. (See my other post today). My GP is happy to prescribe the T3 which is a bonus.
I would like another opinion though. The endo I see doesn't want FT3 over range. I know I need more T3. I started off at 75 mcg Thyroxine and 15 mcg T3. After 4 weeks have tweaked this up to 20 mcg T3 in divided doses. Well-being after increase only 'lasts' for about a week and then fibro/migraine symptoms return. Took the whole 20 mg dose in one go this morning but I'm still crashing. After thyroidectomy I took 3 x 20 mcg T3 a day for 8 months and felt great. Obviously my FT3 was very high then and FT4 at nil.
I feel that if I'm going to get the T3 I need then the FT range will also be high. If it was OK when I wason T3 only I don't see what the problem is. Ideally I'd like to get off the Levo altogether and back on to a T3 only regime. I feel as though the Levo is poisoning me. Not sure whether it's blocking the T3 or te T3 isn't high enough.
Can anyone recommend via PM an Endo who follows the T3 protocol and is both NHS and Private? Don't mind seeing private Endo but need to get over this issue about private prescriptions. I can't do this without support of my GP because of the cancer issues ( had breast cancer at same time) and can't afford to fund private prescriptions. GP not allowed to prescribe NHS prescriptions if they come from Private Endo. Think it's possible to transfer to a consultant's NHS list after a private consult. Did this with a gynaecologist.