I have been hypothyroid for 15 years and on medication but the symptoms recently got worse. I saw the thyroid specialist today who refused to give me T3 supplement despite my symptoms, because my blood tests showed T3 in optimal range TSH within normal range and T4 below normal range. T4 therapy made me feel worse, Armour helped for a while but I feel I'm not converting, I think I don't have enough T3 at cellular level, having done lots of research on various thyroid sites. Does it make a difference how soon after taking Armour thyroid you have the blood test? Will it show different levels in your blood if you took your medication the day before but waited until after the blood test to take that day's medication?
I believe my T3 levels could have shown optimal because I had just taken my tablet before the blood test?
I have decided to order my own T3 but my doctor whilst advising me against this has agreed to monitor my progress. I understand why he has refused because if he had prescribed something while my blood shows normal and something awful happened then he would probably lose his job, so I am grateful for his involvement at all. But I like many other think the tests are flawed, what can we do about this???