I'm new to this site and would greatly appreciate some advise
I've had an UAT for about 15 years, I've been on 200mcg of levothyroxin for years, I've just had my yearly blood tests and the results were abnormal as always, my reg GP normally says to me if I feel ok on the 200mcg just to stay on that dose, he's off sick... So I saw a locum doctor, he said I HAVE to reduce to 175 levothyroxin and has prescribed me 20mcg of Liothyronine
I told him I had tried to reduce the levo before (about 7 years ago) but it just makes me feel dreadful... He said it was dangerous for me to stay on 200mcg and after looking at my TS3 recommend the Liothyronine but only to take it when I started to feel bad
I reduced to the 175 last Thursday and started the Liothyronine yesterday as I couldn't stand it another day... I am actually fighting my way through the days, I feel totally shattered, I can not afford to be feeling this way as I'm a carer for my elderly mum
My T4 was 23(+)
Serum TSH <O.01(-)
Serum free triiodothyronine level 4.4
I feel like I'm rambling... But he did say (the locum) that there is a lot of controversy over the Liothyronine ?
Can anyone explain this to me?
I have an appointment to see an endocrinologist in January
Any help or advise would be so much appreciated