Further results on ndt

Hi again

Last week I wrote that I'd had results back but they'd missed doing tsh.

I've been on 2 grains Nature Throid for 7-8 weeks now.

Last week my results were (minus tsh)

T4 9.5(9-19)

T3 5.1(3.72-5.7)

This week with tsh

Tsh 0.04

T4 11

T3 4.00

I don't understand why my T3 has now dropped when I've been on it a week longer than the first results

My symptoms are still butterflies in tummy and it feels anxious.

I was taken off levothyroxine because I wasn't converting properly

Went onto combo for 8 weeks with slight improvement to T3 ( it went to 3.1)

Then endo put me on 40mcgs T3 only and T3 increased to 3.7 but my tsh went up to 2.46.

I don't know what is going on.

My endo wanted me on iron as saturation was in range but low.

My Haematologist said NO iron as platelets already a bit high so had to stop the iron.

All this is doing my head in. It is making me feel very stressed.

Hope someone can help

4 Replies

  • 130369, FT3 may have been rising to 5.1 after being on 40mcg T3 only and is now dropping because 2 grains has only 18mcg T3. I think you probably need a half grain dose increase. Not sure why your endo didn't increase your T3 to 50mcg instead of switching you to NDT.

  • Hello Clutter

    I don't know why endo didn't increase the T3 either. I think she rather likes ndt.

    Any. My question now is what about my almost suppressed tsh?

    Dies this still matter now I'm.on.ndt?

    Thank you

  • 130396, TSH is usually suppressed when on enough T3 or NDT. It's not a problem whatever thyroid meds a person is on. It's over range FT3 which indicates over medication.

  • Oh thank you so much for telling me that. So it's the T3 that's the important one.

    Many thanks Clutter

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