I've got Hashi's and am on Levo since november 2014. I'm being treated by a endo which is going well since he thinks you should treat the symptoms and not the blood results. Unfortunately I've still not found the right dose for my body and I don't feel well. I just increased my dose to 100mcg Levo so maybe this will be better for me. Latest results on 87,5mcg are TSH 2,66 (range 0,35 - 4,70) and FT4 17 (range 9-19).
In April I have a blood test and appointment again with my endo. I'm getting frustrated that it takes so long and of course like I think we all have I'm afraid that it will never get better. I must tell you I read a lot about the thyroid so I know all the diet/vitamins/minerals advices and work on that since beginning the levo.
I'm thinking about asking my endo how he thinks about a trial of T3. I've got some questions I would like to get answered and Google isn't getting me the answers I'm looking for. My questions are;
- How long do your FT4 levels need to be 'perfect' and stable before thinking about adding T3?
- Does the T3 makes you feel normal/healthy/better or does it make you slightly hyper?
- How long do you need to take it (trial) to see if you can benefit of it (days/weeks/months)?
- Do you need to get your FT3 tested first and if so, what if the results are in the upper range but you still have symptoms, can you still benefit of T3?
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope I can get some more information.