Once again I need your advice peeps out there. I have had a couple of days on T4 and some T3 40mcs (split tablet to get about 40mcg) that I obtained from Uni Pharma . ( I was taking 100mcg of levothyroxine and 40 mcg of Mercury Pharma T3 before my gp practice stopped prescribing T3 on the basis of cost.)
I was feeling exactly like a did before I tried T3. ie anxious, bit paranoid, bad tempered depressed etc. So today - in order to make sure that this was due purely to the medication I took 40mcs of the mercury pharma T3 that I had left over, and again I got the light bulb moment and feel so much better. I am unable to get this medication now so it is like crying over spilt milk I suppose however I am wondering whether anyone has had the same reaction to Uni Pharma med. It was so easy to obtain and at a reasonable price that I was relieved that I wasn't going to have to return to the abyss.
What I am wondering now is - should I increase the dosage a bit. I have put my recent blood tests below to see what you all think. I would say that I am retired and therefore money is pretty tight and so am happy to pay the Greek price . However is it a case of you get what you pay for? or should I persevere in the hope that it stabilises.?
BLOOD TEST RESULTS (END OF JAN 10)
_Serum TSH level (XaELV) --Below range <0.01mu/L(0.27-4.2)
Serum free T4 level (XeERr) Below range 10.0pmol/L(12.0-22.0)
Serum free triodothyroninie level (XaERq) 6.6pmol (3.1-6.8)
Sorry the post is so long but am so grateful that I can sound you all out. Many thanks in advance.