Well. Blow me down After trying to get hold of my endo for 5 weeks, he sends me an email on Christmas weekend.
In response to my query about increasing T3 and reducing T4, he tells me to leave the T$ where it is and add in another 5 mcg T3. He says I shouldn't increase my T3 again after this as it will go over range.
This will change my dose from 75 mcg Thyroxine and 20 mcg T3 to 75 mcg Thyroxine and 25 mcg. At the moment, I take 10 mcg T3 with the Levo 7.30 am; 5 mcg T3 between 12 and 1pm (I'm always waiting for this) and 5 mcg T3 about 6 pm. he says add it in in the afternoon but I'm wondering where to put it to optimise my dose. Any ideas pls?
Do you think there's any chance that this extra 5 mcg will get rid of weight gain and constipation?? (relatively new symptoms) Last bloods taken on 3 November TSH <0.05; FT4 17 (22) and FT3 6 (6.8). More bloods due on 6 Jan. By this time I will have been on the new dose 8 or 9 days (starting tomorrow).
Hoping that he will let me stop Thyroxine and go to T3 only. I may have to work on this Not too sure about why he's concerned about going over range - when I was on 60 mg T3 only between thyroidectomy and scan (8 months) it must have been very high.
Anyway I'll tread carefully. I'm lucky to have a GP and an Endo who will prescribe T3.
Happy New Year everyone. Hope Christmas was good to you.