It's been a while since I have posted here regarding my thyroid and any results, been feeling great, graduated from C25K and continue to run 3 x a week, weight has reduced but last few weeks has plateaued, lost an inch though. Niggly symptoms still around, my hair which was growing back has now decided to start shedding again, quite a lot too, and at times I get this feeling in my throat that my thyroid has swollen, it can get very painful for a few days then it subsides.
Reason for my post is my latest blood results from seeing the Endo last month. Used to see him private til my GP referred my to him on the NHS so now I don't have to pay. Endo also provided a script for T4 and T3 which took nearly a month for the pharmacy within the GP surgery to source T3.....but I now have some MP 20mcg. Previous dose was 100mcg T4 and 20mcg T3 and I omitted the night before's dose as i knew I was being tested. (I take T4/T3 once a day before bed)
Free T4 11.3 pmol/L (10.3 to 24.5)
Free T3 4.3 pmol/L (3.5 to 6.5)
TSH: <0.01 mIU/L (0.3 to 5.5)
Vitamin D 89 nmol/L (Therapeutic target: > 80nmol/L)
Vitamin B12 661 pg/mL (180 to 1100)
Serum Ferritin 54.7 ug/L (20 to 300)
Serum Folate 8.1 ng/mL ( 3 to 13)
and then loads of others like WBC, RBC, HB, HCT, MCV, MCH etc etc
I also tested negative of EBV VCA Igm and IgG
He has advised to reduce T3 to 10mcg daily (taken twice @ 5mcg) and raise my T4 to 125mcg daily. Honestly I thought the T3 should go up to 30mcg daily with the increase in T4 (I have the DIO2 issue where I only convert some of the T4 not all) He said because of my weight loss my thyroid replacement requirements have improved and also suggest a stricter low carb/high fat diet to help with my sugar cravings.
Does the hair loss mean I should increase T4? Or that my weight loss would mean to reduce T3?
Thought I would ask the very knowledgeable people on the forum what their thoughts are?