Here are my bollod results from 14 August
Free T4 16.7
Free T3 5.1
Vit B 12 424
I visited my endo for the first time full of trepidation as I was aware that all my results on paper looked within range but I know how ill I have been feeling for months now.
My Endo said I had been referred as I had requested T3 from my GP ( who is sympathetic by the way and told me she has another patient already taking T3). He then spent about 20 minutes explaining how i didnt need T3 and T4 was doing its job. As My TSH was on the low side he suggested I was already over medicated on 150mcg Levo per day.
I presented him info downloaded from this site and his opinion is that this site and Thyroid UK are "off grid" and full of "militants".
I was extremely calm ( I had cried all they way there with nerves!) as I had re read some articles that gave me strength and I waited until he had finished dismissing many of the views held by members on here.
He then said that some people were determined to have T3 despite all evidence against it and asked "which camp are you in". I responded by saying that it was really important for me to work closely with my clinician and it would be difficult for us to work together if he had a negative view of me taking T3. I explained that I wanted to trial T3 depsite his misgivings but I wanted him to monitor my progress in a positive way. He then agreed to give me the prescription for Liothyronine 20 microgrammes but I have to half these and take 3 times a day. He halfed my Levo to 75mcg per day. He had originally said that I would be unable to see him again this year as all his appointments have been taken but he then changed his mind and said I should have a review meeting in 3 months with blood tests every 3 weeks.
I would really like to thank all on here for being so wonderful and giving me strength to challange his view of T3.
Can I also ask someone to look at my blood results and give your thoughts on my levels.
He did warn me that any improvements would be due to a placebo effect!
Three days in,, I have a slight feeling of light headed and "fluttery heart" every now and again but brain fog is almost totally gone!! I also feel more energised and as I have chronic fatique syndrome that is great.
What is the best way to take T3? with food? before food? he did say that I mustnt take it with any vitamin supplements.
Thank you all again!