Hey guys -
Had a bit of a set back. My apparently wonderful GP was out of his depth. Prescribed me 60mcg of T3 (then 40) and kept cutting my T4 (was at 25mcg!)
My endo rearranged all my doses and I just had my bloods all tested.
He had changed my meds to 100mcg of t4 and lowered my t3 to 20mcg
My GP hadn't a notion about my thyroid and didn't understand that my TSH would be suppressed on t3. So he slashed my T4 twice and I ended up on 25mcg and a 40mcg of t3.
So headaches, shakes and rocketing blood pressure followed (159/120, 175/131).
This endo upped my t4 and cut my t3 to 100mcg and 20mcg.
I felt terrible. No energy and weight gain. That was 6 weeks ago.
I got my bloods done again.
My T4 is at 13 (12-22) on the 100mcg and T4 at 4.9 (3.2-6.8 )
So he's upped my t4 to 150mcg.
He says that my T3 numbers look good (but not optimal) considering the T4 was way too low. He's aiming to get my T4 to 19-21. And then he'll look at having to up the T3. He reckons that the reason I've never felt well is not because of a conversion problem but that i was never given high enough of a dose in the first place to convert enough over.
Does this sound right to everyone? I'm started on 150mcg and 20mcg split today and I see him at the beginning of May.
On the positive side antibodies have halved from 240 to 120 (<34) since reducing gluten.
I'd love any of your input and advice. ❤️