Well after waiting four months, yes four, I have now got my 24 hour heart monitor results (apparently the cardiac dept. have four staff members short and they also have been having trouble with the machine that reads the monitor)
I had to have the monitor because of palpitations and the result shows a fast heart rate (tachycardia the consultant wrote to G.P.) G.P. said tachycardia is when resting rate is over 100
I have been waiting for the result before adding T3 to my Levo. which Dr. G. agreed I could try, after I told him I would purchase my own and he said he would monitor me.
Now today I have seen Dr. M. and she says the cardiologist thinks the tachycardia is because I am over medicated so she now wants me to reduce my levo.
I am presently taking 125mcg daily.
My last results 11th August 2015
TSH 0.02 range 0.27 - 4.20
FT4 19.24 range 12 - 22
FT3 4.58 range 3.1 - 6.8
Total T4 93.9 range 64.5 - 142.0
Anti thyriodperoxide abs. 27.5 <34
Anti thyroglobin abs. 95.4 <115
I have been told I do not have Hashi's.
Ferritin 158.6 range 20 - 150 G.P. told me to stop my iron supplements, which I did.
CPR 1.50 <3.0
G.P. said we had to strike a balance were by I had to reduce my levo. to a dose to stop the racing heart but were by I still felt O.K. I told her I still have lots of several hypo. symptoms which she agreed when I listed them, were symptoms of hypo. ( some of these have only come on in the last year and I have been hypo. for five years) but then when I mentioned I have niggling anxiety she said this was a symptom of hypEr along with the tachycardia.
I discussed T3 and then mentioned NDT and she said we can only go so far on the NHS as they can only prescribe levo. but said if I wanted to try these treatments then she would monitor me, then went onto say she had had this conversation with four other patients who went onto self treat and it worked for some but not others.
As levo. has never improved my hypo. symptoms much, what should I do now ?
Should I reduce the levo. and see if the tachycardia settles.
Add T3 to my current dose of levo.
Reduce dose of levo. and add T3
Take T3 only
I obviously want to stop the tachycardia but I want to also feel well.
Any advice and comments would be gratefully received.
Many thanks browny