I've ordered my T3, finally. A bit of background..... Have Hashi and been working over the past few years to get a better understanding of how it affects me. My last two blood readings are:- tsh 0.58 (0.35-5.5) t3 4.2 (3.5-6.5) t4 16 (9.0-23.) 06/01/15 and tsh 0.18 t3 4.1 t4 18 (same ranges as above) 22/7/2015. Vit D 95.7 24/3/15. My tpo antibodies in 2012 were 1300 (0-59) with a tsh of 2.27. When I saw my GP a few months ago for thyroid bloods I asked about checking tpo's but he said they treat it all under the thyroid management. So, I presume as my tsh is down....... my antib's should have reduced?
I am taking 100 mcg levo , Vit D, B12, B complex and selenium. The plan is to cut the levo to 75mcgs and add a quarter of a tab of 25mcg T3 to see how it goes. I have wondered for some time if I have a problem converting T4 to T3 which led me to the decision to add T3. Symptoms that have bothered me are:- gaining weight (gym twice a week for CV workout), heat intolerance (hoovering for 10 minutes brings me out in a sweat, lol), have hair loss - can't find any on my arms; thin on top and front of forehead, eyelashes stunted and eyebrows - semi permanent tattooed. Also some breathlessness and lack some mental focus and clarity from time to time. There are probably others but I've not associated them with the thyroid problem.
Dear all, once I change the medication - what do I look out for or check that I am not having problems or maybe going hyper?
Thank you.............. taxi ing for the runway.........."-)