I just wanted to mine you for info again.. I hope thats ok?
Brief history, have been on Levothyroxine 50mcg since august after a (very) brief period of hyperthyroidism, then levels 'normalised' (according to docs) but I felt like death, had private bloods done which showed high TGO antibodies and the consultant endo was sympathetic enough to give me treatment.
Fast forward to late Sep when I had more bloods done, TSH rising, T4 going down, gaining weight, losing hair, classic stuff but this time I didn't get to see the consultant, just one of the juniors who looked at the normal numbers and gave the standard 'computer says no' answer to any raise in meds.
When I did my own research, I saw that when I was hyper, my T4 was high but T3 was normal.. wondered if I might have some conversion issue going on so decided that, in the absence of another endo appointment for 4 months (4months!!!) I'd trial a bit of T3.
I got some Tiromel, very gradually introduced it but didn't notice much change at all, stuck at that for quite a while.. then decided when that ran out, to try the Uni-Pharma version. I figured there may be a difference in effect from all that I read on here so I started sensibly and didn't go straight in at the level of Tiromel I'd been taking, started on 12.5mcg and felt like someone had strapped me to a rocket (not in a good way).. warning to ANYONE thinking of changing from Tiromel to Uni-pharma, be very very careful. Had an awful few days and binned the unipharma stuff. BUT, I had a private blood test booked and paid for for yesterday, so even thought I though my levels might be whacky, as it was paid for, I had that (didn't take any meds at all yesterday, but it wasn't an AM test unfortunately, like all the others, so not ideal in any way)
I expected my T3 to be stratospheric tbh, but they were normal. T4 was low and TSH was low (all numbers attached) so, my question is, does the body stop producing T4 if it has adequate T3 or should my T4 be well in range as well?
Any advice welcome as always..