I was diagnosed with Hashis 6 years ago but not treated as they said my thyroid was 'normal'.
After feeling awful at t he start of last year I convinced my GP to test again and sure enough it showed I was hypo:
TSH = 20 (no range given)
Free T4 = 10 (9-21 normal range)
After a year of increasing dosage of T4 up to 200mg with NO EFFECT whatsoever, I finally saw an endo who started me on t3.
It's worth mentioning that I'm really heavy at the moment - about 19.5 stones.
So I was started on just 10mg of T3 with dropping T4 down to 150mg per day.
Finally started to see a little improvement in my symptoms with absolutely no signs of being hyper. So as you can imagine I'm really keen to go higher with t3 and start dropping T4 down.
Had bloods done again:
Free T4 = 21 (9-21 normal range)
Had vit and iron etc all tested and now on iron supplements and vitD as they were a bit low. B12 is covered as I get jabs every 3 months for previously diagnosed pernicious anemia.
ENdo doc now saying that I'm 'over-medicated'. Only wants to increase my T3 to 20mg and drop T4 right down to 75mg per day.
I'm sure I'd get a better picture going private for bloods but I really can't afford it.
It seems the endo has looked at my TSH and decided that as it's almost completely gone, I must be over-medicated but from what I've been reading on the forum, that's not necessarily the case right?
I'm at the point of giving up on the doc now and trying to source some T3 by myself and at least see if a gradually increased larger dose (while reducing the T4 as I understand that you times t3 values by 3 to get t4 equivelent) so that I can finally start to feel better.
Any advice would be much appreciated and if anyone can PM me with an affordable source for buying T3 online, I'd very much appreciate it.