Total thyroidectomy for benign nodule 2 years ago. Still attempting to find the right balance/dosage because of conversion problem. Since 5 weeks I have been on 75 T4 and 50 T3. I have been taking the T3 in 4 equal doses of 12.5 mcg at 6.30am, 11.30am, 4.30pm and 9.00pm. My main symptoms, among others, have been painful joints, cold extremities and pruritus itching (probably xerosis, but NO RASH). The sensitivity to cold has just about disappeared, the itching has improved.
Due for a TSH, FT4 and FT3 test this morning at 7.30 am, I thought it would be wise not to take the 9.00pm dose of T3. Now here's the amazing thing : the itching during the night was twice as strong, really strong, and I didn't sleep a wink!
I have been very worried that this itching might have been due to a reaction to the excipients in the Levo or in the Cynomel. Now, because of what happened when I skipped the last T3 dose I want to believe that my itching is solely a symptom of ongoing low thyroid and that I will have to increase the dose. By the way, liver, biliary and kidney tests have been done and all is fine on that score. I will have the results of my blood test this evening and will post the result. Cheers.