Hi, I need help, I have been on T3 since March, I have gone through the awful 16 weeks taking high dose to rid my system of the excess T4 and RT3 that had built up, I have been slowly trying to get to the right dose but seem to be failing miserably. I am currently taking 10mcg at 6 am 5mcg at 2pm and 5mcg at 10pm. I have tried many variations of this dose but am just not getting it right. I also have been diagnosed with RA which the rheumatologist says is causing all the pain, however I think the thyroid problems are causing the muscle pain and the RA causing the joint pain. The pain I feel seems to increase when I have too much T3 in my system or when I have too little, I only increase/decrease by 5mcg at a time but just can't seem to pinpoint the best dose for me. I have tried just two doses at 7am and 7pm, I don't know whether to try going to 4 doses to see if that helps, but I need to know more about the half life of T3 and exactly how it works in the system? Can anyone explain to me exactly how it works and then maybe I can work something out? Many thanks in advance Angela
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