Hi, thought I'd update my previous posts about problems with thyroid meds - liothyronine in particular.
My blood results are 14/2/14 T4 15.2 ( 9.9 - 19.2 )
31/12/14 T4 11.7 ( 9.9 - 19.2 ) T3 6.27 ( U/K )
8/6/15 FT4 15 ( 9 - 19 ) FT3 13.9 ( 3.6 - 6.5 )
My TSH has been < 0.01 throughout.
My GP was concerned that my T3 was too high and ordered me to reduce liothyronine from 20mg x 3 a day by one tab every 4 days. I've been doing this for three weeks. I am really suffering. I think my problem is with my blood sugar. I'm hungry all of the time - I actually crave food. I never do that. My weight is shooting up. I've gone up from 9st 3lb to 10st 1lb since October last year. Prior to that it had been constant.
I'm bloated, and uncomfortable - I can't wear my engagement ring !! I can barely do my jeans up. I've got a severe head ache most of the time - it gets worse the longer I go without food and subsides a bit about an hour after I've eaten. I'm suffering with irritable bowel - do not usually have this problem either. I'm having a lot of problems at night - can't get to sleep, can't stay asleep and I need to go to the bathroom numerous times. I'm really hungry and struggling not to get up and eat yet again. I'm getting increasingly tired. I have no memory either.
I've had problems with meds since late October last year. Up until then no problems at all on 3 x 20 mg lio and 100 mg levo for the past 8 years.
Since then I think my problems have been caused by problems with the tablets themselves probably the lio. I was definitely hypo through Nov to Feb then I had a couple of months when I was fine. Then I was hyper. I started a new batch ( to me ) of lio at the same time as I reduced. These have an expiration date of Feb next year so are quite old and probably well under strength.
I've been referred to a special consultant at Hull Royal on 4th August. I don't think I can go on as I am until then and my GP is pushing for me to reduce further. Does any one know anything about the consultants at Hull ? I do not have a name as I'm told I will see one of the team.
Can any one offer me any advice?
Is anyone else having problems with strength of thyroid meds. I have a different brand of levo each month and I have read that different manufacturers produce different tolerances.
I would add that I asked my GP for some further blood tests. I had numerous ones done and all came back within the normal range and no further action.
I'd really appreciate some help.