Had my telephone consult with the endo, blood test results are in after not taking any T3 since my last 50mcg dose 12/11/15 at 10pm. She confirms the diagnosis of hypothyroid (how nice of her!!)
TSH 8.7 (0.34-4.6)
T4 <3.20 (7.5-21.1)
T3 3.1 (3.8-6.8)
She wants me to stay off the self medicated T3 and start T4 at a dose of 100mcg per day. To retest in 6 weeks with a phone consult one week later.
So I come off the phone and forgot to ask if I titrate or take 100mcg in one go per day? Has anyone else ever started with a high dose?
In the meantime, I have my pack from Regenrus for the DIO2 test which will be done today, and the results back hopefully by the time I get to talk to her again. If it shows I have an issue with conversion I'm going to request I'm placed on T3 also.
Little bit worried about taking the T4 to be honest, I'm about to start a new part time job at the end of the month and whence last on T4 the side effects were horrendous, if anyone has any suggestions how to mitigate these I would be very grateful.
Also good news was that I am NOT pre-menopausal! <--I have no idea why I find that good news.