I've just got my T3 results back. There was a delay because they were sent to a different lab. I was hoping so much that my T3 wouldn't be normal as I was thinking I may not be converting T4 to T3 and wanted answers as to why I have so many hypo symptoms. All my results are in range:
T3 5.2 pmol/L (3.5-6.5)
TSH 0.04 mlu/L (0.35-5.5)
T4 18.3 pmol/L (12-22)
I am on Levothyroxine , 100 mg per day. Finding this forum gave me the courage to challenge my doctor. I went with an extensive list of hypos symptoms. Told her I haven't been right for some 3 years . Asked her if I could try NDT or combination T4/T3 therapy. She refused NDT on the basis it is not approved by RCP or nice. Told me it wasn't safe. She has referred me to an Endocrinologist. I don't know whether he will prescribe T3 or NDT.
I know these symptoms are not in my head, but how can I make a case for T3 with results like these?
I'm still waiting for B12, etc results.
My Endo appointment is the 4th January.
I was diagnosed 5 years ago. I did feel well when my T4 went up to 25, but was told to reduce my Levothyroxine .
I hope you can help me.