Does anyone have experience administering themselves with a (potentially high) dose of T3 and could you advise on any precautions one would need to take on doing so?
Furthermore could anyone recommend which type of T3 (slow-release, cytomel) is better and from which website? Please PM me regarding the latter.
For those interested my reasons for doing so are as follows. Any advice welcome.
I have been treated in the past for depression and bipolar II, however my last treating psychiatrist was convinced my condition was thyroid related (in spite of normal blood tests) and put me on a course of high-dose levothyroxine (rising to 500mcg daily).
I stopped this due to some minor negative side effects towards the upper end of the scale, but wanted to pursue the thyroid avenue further as I felt it was doing some good.
I then tested positive for the faulty DI02 gene, indicating that my symptoms may indeed be thyroid related. My psychiatrist is not interested in T3 and having gotten nowhere with the GP I've decided to procure it online.
I intend to follow the Kelly study (link below) regarding how much to take, and given my experience with levothyroxine I will gradually increase it from a low starting dose of c.10mcg taken before breakfast.
Any advice/experience with regards to any of the above would be very much appreciated.