Good afternoon everybody,
First of all, thanks to everybody who posts on here - your advice and information has been truly invaluable.
As a bit of background, I was diagnosed with Hashis just over two years ago, with TSH >200, T4 5< and TPOAB >2000. I was started on Levothyroxine and ended up on a dose of 150 mcg. Although more awake, I couldn't get rid of the fog and feeling of being overwhelmed that had plagued me since severely hypo.
After a visit to the endo, I was given 20mcg T3 to add to 100mcg of Levo, and told I could 'play' with the ratio to 30mcg T3 and 75mcg T4 - whatever I found best. This still seemed to do nothing so, after reading Paul Robinson's book, I decided to try taking mainly T3, with only a sliver of T4.
Fast forward 3 months, and I'm now taking 185mcg of T3 daily, with a tiny amount of Levo. I split this into 4 day time T3 doses (37.5, 25, 37,5, 25 of Turkish Tiromel) and a night time dose of 60mcg T3 (Mercury Pharma) plus 12.5mcg Wockhardt T4. I still don't feel entirely there, although this is the biggest lift in the fog and overwhelmed feelings since starting medication.
I've got bloods to get done on Monday (the first since starting this medication regime) and then the Endo on 18th June. I'm expecting a large amount of resistance if not anger at this high dose.
So that I am prepared, I wanted to ask if anybody has any experience of being prescribed such a high dose of T3 by their Endo?
Or if anybody was on such a high dose and discovered another medical problem that was the reason behind needing so much T3?
Thanks in advance for any replies,