Hi everyone, I posted recently to ask for your thoughts on my situation. I have just started on a T4 / T3combination and 8 weeks down the line although improvements in brain fog and constant hunger, my weight and constipation is just as bad and more worryingly i have been struggling to cope with my tennis lessons by being badly out of breath and taking much longer to recover. Originally My endo agreed to try me on T3 based on my symptoms but he made it clear that his aim is to get my TSH up to 1. 3 months ago I was on 100 mcu T4 only and my results were TSH 0.03 (0.3 - 4.94) T4 17 (10 - 19.1) and T3 below range at 3.2 (3.6 - 6.5) So he reduced my T4 to 50 and gave me 20 of T3 and i have been taking this for 8 weeks now. I am not due to see him until 5th march so I asked my GP for an interim test due to the breathlessness and my results are TSH the same at 0.03, T4 now below range at 8.1 and T3 just creeping into range at 3.7. Ranges as before. So my GP called me to say that I am clearly in need of more T4 so she has increased to 75mcu and I have to write to my endo with these results and ask about increasing my T3. MY GP is a star, she is more interested in how I feel and my FT4 and FT3 than my TSH but she can't prescribe T3 sadly. My endo is primarily interested in TSH so I may have a battle to get him to up my T3…..we shall see.
But Im very glad that the breathlessness has an explantion. so onwards and upwards! Thanks for all your previous advice and happy new year everyone! May it be the year we all start to feel better