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Endocrinology Clinic: Mixed Bag

Went to Endocrinology Clinic today. The outcome's a mixed bag.

On the plus side: saw head honcho, who prescribed T3 on the basis that I was feeling much better on my self-administered dose. She also said that my ferritin was still too low at 102.5 pmol/l and that she thoroughly approved of the new, lower TSH cutoff limits for diagnosing hypothyroidism in the US.

On the minus side: wants to decrease my T3 dose from 6.25mcg to 5mcg per day so that my TSH rises back into the 'detectable' range. Osteoporosis, atrial fibrillation, etc.

So I'll comply for 6 weeks on the slightly reduced dose and see how I feel. If it keeps head honcho happy and I don't feel much difference then I guess that's a win. If I feel lousy then there could be interesting times ahead...

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That is great news they agreed to prescribe. No more worries about sourcing it.

How do you manage 6.25 mcg? I thought pills came in 5,10 and 20mcg. (20 being the cheapest for some strange reason.)



She must take1/4 of a 25 mcg tablet. Most of the stuff from abroad comes as 25 not 20.

Xx. G


Arhh, thank you galathea.


That's right: Tiromel (my current brand) comes in 25mcg pills. Do you think that the reduction of 1.25mcg will make much difference?


Wouldn't think so, not unless you are super sensitive to it.



How can you divide a quarter of a pill even further?


I won't need to: HH has prescribed 20mcg tablets that need to be quartered to give approximately 5mcg / day. Same as I do with my current 25mcg tablets.

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