I have Hashi's and hypo. I am currently being treated by an endo (NHS) with
100mcg Levothyroxine (taken at night)
10mcg Liothyronine (taken in the morning)
I have been fine for 2 months but have become very symptomatic again in the past 3-4 weeks (since the weather went cold). Weight gain, cold, needing naps, forgetting words, dropping things, painful/swollen ankles.
I had bloods taken this week ready for my endo appt next week. My GP has called me in a panic over TSH result so I explained I have endo appt.
I didn't take my T4 the night before the test (never do) nor my T3 the morning of the test. Test at 8.45am.
TSH 0.05 (0.2-5.5)
FT4 14.0 (10-22)
FT3 4.5 (3.9-6.7)
Am I right in thinking my TSH being suppressed is because I am on Liothyronine (T3) and should be considered even more irrelevant than we patients normally consider it?! I consider the meds are doing the job of my thyroid and so it doesn't need TSH.
Any suggestions on what to request from endo? I want more T3 but do I need more T4 too? She is a very officious lady but readily offered the T3 trial. I need good reasoning to ensure she does not withdraw it and to secure an increase (though FT3 was 4.1 before it so she shouldn't withdraw).
Thanks as ever.