Happy Monday everyone.
I had an increase at the start of July because of feeling rubbish and consequently rubbish test results (TSH: 3.5 range 0.5-4.5, T4: 7, range 9-23, T3: 3.6, range 3.8-6.9). GP increased levothyroxine to 150mcg. This was fine for the first few weeks but I noticed I put on 10lbs in a month!
So I did something quite naughty/stupid. Ordered up some T3 and have taken levo out the mix and been on T3 only for 2 weeks. Not a massive dose or does it replace my previous dose. I’m taking 60mcg per day – 40mcg in the morning and 20mcg in the afternoon (was previously on 150mcg T4 and 30mcg T3).
Now I do feel slightly tired but won’t increase for a bit however I have started to lose weight/ lose water. Are some people just better on T3 only.
The experiment has been poorly run by me – ideally I wouldn’t have done it until my next set of tests but I was so shocked by the weight gain and felt jittery/anxious. All those feelings have now gone but I think I’m under medicated now (my own fault) as my eyes are sore. Me and levo have never really got on and it’s a fine line for me with that drug.
Any thoughts please feel free. Also to tell me I was stupid and should have waited! x