Has anybody experience of returning to T4 from T3 treatment?
I have been following Paul Robinson's protocol and have been using CT3M since 18th July. I have had periods of time where I felt great but have had some really rough patches and am going through a particularly difficult time now. I am struggling emotionally and anxiety is at an all time high, symptoms are affecting daily family life and my job is suffering. My HR is consistently elevated (and spikes over 100 at times), I have also been getting regular temperature spikes, my temp for the last three days has remained high all day and this afternoon spiked to 37.7 even though I have reduced my dose.
I've been dosing for several weeks 18 @ 5am, 12.5 @ 11am and 12.5 @5pm. I have only had one day of feeling good in all that time (either at ovulation or just after).
Yesterday I dropped the 3rd dose to 6, had a fretful night and woke with a temp of 37C.
Today I dropped the 2nd dose to 6 and don't think I should take a third dose at all.
It feels like a massive decision to stop the T3 but I can't carry on as I am.
I am sure there are other factors at play, blocking the T3 from working and am in the process of getting them investigated. I am privately getting a second adrenal test done, a sex hormones test and am going to ask my doctor to test for aldosterone. I'm hoping at some point I can return to T3 only as have the faulty DI02 gene and T4 wasn't working for me, but overall I was better than I currently am! I have Hashimotos.
I have been advised to stop T3 for 24 hours, to then introduce thyroxine at 25- 50% of my previous dose - I was on 200mcg. I have also had the same advise from my doctor, she advised starting at 100mcg. I'll then hold this for several weeks and keep an eye on symptoms. I would like to try adding some T3 to the T4 but won't do this for several weeks.
How was the transition for you?
Did you feel much worse?
How long will the T4 take to kick in?
What do I do if hyper symptoms continue?
Thanks for reading and any help and advise gratefully received.