Hi All --
So after running around in circles for the last year and a half on different meds and doses – and only feeling more tired and gaining more weight – my doctor decided that maybe the answer isn't more, but less. Here are my last test results after 9 weeks on Levoxyl 150mcgs:
TSH 1.260 (0.450 – 4.5)
FT4 1.71 (0.82 – 1.77)
FT3 3.5 (2.0 – 4.4)
Everyone told me these numbers are great... but I don't feel great. I have no energy, and I can't lose a single pound. I almost feel like I'm not even taking thyroid replacement meds. The theory is I could be dealing with a Reverse T3 issue from that high-ish T4. So, the doctor has cut me back to around 128mcgs a day (by halving my normal 150mcgs two days a week). The hope is that I'll feel better when that T4 drops down a bit (looking back, I did feel best with a T4 around 1.2 - 1.4).
My question: Does this make sense? I'm terrified that I'll be even more tired and gain more weight -- something I cannot afford. Adding T3 really isn't an option, because I don't respond well to it. It makes me blow up like a pufferfish.
Any and all insight would be greatly appreciated.