Am I right in thinking that if your T3 is good in range that it doesn't matter if the T4 drops off slightly?
TSH 0.02 (0.35 - 5.00)
T4 17.4 (11.0 - 23.0)
T3 5.4. (3.9 - 6.8)
I insisted this time that I wanted my T3 testing because in the past I manage to raise my T4 with a small increase in Levothyroxine but within 6 months it has usually dipped back to around 16 so wasn't sure I was converting very well. Previously I have felt well when T4 has been around 20
Since increasing my dose of Levothyroxine to 150mgs daily I am happy to report that I have been feeling much better. The lethargy has improved along with the tiredness (I no longer have a 4pm slump, thank goodness!) The things that haven't improved are still no weight loss, hair shedding, dry skin and constipation. I'm hoping these will improve over the next few months. I have a medication review in the morning and Just wondered if anyone had any comments.
P.S. I had to bring my test forward by a few days so had to go to the hospital blood clinic. When I asked for the paperwork at the doctors the receptionist said that there wasn't an option to add the T3 , she could only request TFT (which we all know only tests TSH & T4) when I wouldn't accept that she had to have it handwritten and signed by one of the GP's. As the doctors don't actually print off the requests it has now become clear why it wasn't done the last time my doctor requested it!