I just wanted to share my happy tears after my Endo appointment at an NHS hospital in Norfolk.
I went in ready for a fight as my TSH is 0.02 and expecting her to say I need to reduce etc but I couldn't be more wrong.
She said that my T3 is on the low side and if I had seen her 4 months ago she would have put me on a trial combination of T4 and T3 but the T3 funding was stopped 2 months ago.
She said that I could remain at 100mcg if I had no systems of over medication ( which I don't) and even started to talk about NDT and T3. She said that if I wanted to go on T3 I need to reduce my Levothyroxine to 50mcg and take 25mcg (half in the morning with T4 and the other half at lunchtime) I am a vegetarian so said I was not interested in the NDT.
She said that she would see me again in 6 months for a blood test and chat to see how I'm getting on with the T3 and T4 combination.
She knew of my GP and didn't hold him in high thoughts and told me to change practices. She is even going to wright to him to tell him I should remain on iron tablets to help balance me out.
I cried whilst talking to her as I feel like she understood me and knew what I was talking about..
I completely forgot to ask her how I start talking my T3.. Do I just drop to 50mcg and start on 25mcg of T3? Or should I do it gradual..?
Do the same rules about taking iron and vitamin well away from T4 also apply to T3?
Thanks so much for any responses xx