I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in May of last year. I am now on 175mcg of Levo and my blood results are as follows -
TSH 0.01 (Range 0.3 - 5), FT4 15.8 (Range 9-21) , TT3 1.6 (0.9-2.5) (Lab won't test for Free T3)
I am still feeling terrible and I am thinking of self medicating. I am seeing Endo this week and am going to ask for Levo increase or T3 but I don't think I am going to be successful with either request due to low TSH levels and a lack of willingness from him to prescribe T3.
So, I am thinking of increasing my Levo myself - has anyone done this, is it easy to get?
Or, adding in T3 (someone has already helpfully told me where I can source this, although all suggestions are gratefully received in case there is a problem with that source at any point or whatever).
My question is, do I tell my Dr's I am doing this? I if I don't they will see a reduction in my TSH on my next bloods and decrease my Levo (which I would then compensate for, and this would continue until they weren't willing to prescribe me any Levo I imagine). Pretty sure they would figure it out.
So, what do Dr's do if you tell them you are going to self medicate? Hearing anyone's experiences would be really helpful.
Thanks for reading.