I'm a 24 spanish boy. When I was 12 I put on weight so I did a blood test and the doc said I was hypo (don't know if hashimoto, i guess so...). I took iodine but didn't work. They gave me levo 75 and I've been taking that for the last 11 years. I've had no symptons all this time. But my knees hurt a lot last six years. I was sure it was because of the levo. So I stopped taking it and my knees stopped hurting for the first time in 6 years!!
But after 5 months without levo I started having palpitations. I did a blood test and my TSH was high (10). Doc said I should take levo again, but I didn't want becuse it'd hurt my knees again. So I took Naturethroid 1 grain. After one month taking it, my palps were better but my knees hurt again. I reduced the dose to 1/2 grain and been one month like this, but my knees still hurt. I think that T4 hurts my knees somehow so I will give a chance to T3 only.
How much should I take? 25mcg everyday is ok? should I split the dose? What brand could I take? cytomel is so expensive
Thanks for your help