I had Graves in 1987, RAI in 1990, since then hypothyroid and on levo. For years I’ve been on 175, and have felt pretty good. Then something changed, I don’t know what, and for nearly 18 mths I’ve been utterly exhausted, plus other hypo-type symptoms, plus a few new things, but myT4 was high, T3 low, and TSH very low.
Vit D was also below range (now very good)
March 2016- TSH 0.04 (0.35-3.5) Free T4 21 (8.0-21.0) Free T3 4.5 (3-8-6.0)
Last year my T3 went down to 3.7
I’ve researched loads (felt too ill to go out much), got my test results from the past 15 months. Seen 2 endos, both said I'm on too much levo, neither thought it’s a T3 problem when I asked, tho the 2nd one has written to my GP suggesting a trial of T3, on a ‘self funded’ prescription. My lovely GP has given me a month free to see what happens
GP said stop taking my 175 levo; and take 10mcg T3 twice a day instead.
I’m very worried I’ll still have effects of levo to start with and don’t want to end up going hyper. GP will ring me again in 10 days to see how I am.
Any ideas on best way I can swap over? And also what time of day is best for T3? Many thanks in advance!