Hi there...my case should be well known by now and is not uncommon.......undiagnosed and then under medicated for many years up until 2 years ago before learning much from this forum.
Since then I have been one of the fortunate ones to be prescribed T3 albeit just 10mcgs.and my Levo T4 lowered to 75 mcgs from 100 to compensate,which my Endo said was sufficient.
I have been on that prescription for a year now( apart from a bit of experimenting with Armour for a month or so.) I should add that I do have my thyroid.
My question is...Is it possible that some of us only need a kick start on T3 for a short while without needing it long term?
For some years now I have monitored my blood pressure with my own monitor and my readings have been good for my age (73) .........March 2014 was127/80 My GP has been happy with that.
However,in recent months my blood pressure has been rising first into the 130s and a few weeks back it was 145 /92 which shook me and I wasn't feeling good,but had also recently recovered from the cough / cold virus that has been attacking us this Winter.
I decided to come off my T3 and revert back to my 100 mcgs LevoT4 to see what happened.
I'm relieved to report that my blood pressure is down to 124/85 only after only 1 week and at the moment I'm feeling fine.
I am increasing my exercise having 5 weeks of group sessions in the hospital gym for my Osteo arthritus in my knee on Tuesdays and my water aerobics on Wednesdays and am coping well.
Am also doing well with watching my diet and managing to lose a few pounds which is a boost too.
Has anyone else had problems with rising blood pressure whilst on T3?
Could it be that my T4 is now converting well on its own?
I'd be very happy if that were so and also very fortunate.
I'd welcome any comments.