I have been on thyroxine since 1997,and am now 65.Moved from Wales to Cumbria & new GP sent bloods to endo,as a response to my symptom of chronic fatigue.(Have been experiencing hypo symptoms for a long,long,time-chronic mental & physical fatigue,relentless slow weight gain,hair loss to name the WORST signs)
New GP with endo co-operation agreed to prescribe T3.(no appointment with endo)
I lowered my T4 from 125mg to 75mg & added 10mg T3 split into 2 doses of 5mg.Did this for only 3 days & got supraventricula tachycardia,as I posted on here.(Have had episodes of this since the 1960s but this wouldn't stop-a first.Had to attend A &E,kept in overnight(Then had 3D echocardiogram & 72 hour monitor arranged.Just had the all-clear,so in theory can re-start the T3.
I really,really want to feel better than this-I am sick of feeling like I'm in my 90s.But I am afraid.You have been a great support,with your suggestions based on your own trials & experiences with adding T3,substituting T3 alone & NDT.
Do you recommend lowering my T4 for a bit,before I start adding T3?Please please post or PM anything at all you feel will help me.I posted my bloods after the scrip was issued & am taking D3,iron,folic acid & B12(have been for quite a while)
Many thanks in advance.Its so hard to sort this when your brain is in such a fog!And there is alot of anxiety to cope with too.Just finding my way to relevant archived posts is proving a challenge(anyone help with the method?)