I have a question for the hashimoto's patients. when i was diagnosed last year finally after yrs of being misdiagnosed, i was put on 75 of the generic T4 and at first i was fine.... brain fog started lifting but after a few weeks starting experiencing hyper symptoms. dr wanted me to hold on longer with the meds but i chose to cut the 75 in half. 3 days later hyper symptoms started lifting and i got my blood done. my TSH was barely 1 ( i think 1.01 to be exact after skipping a day and taking half then for 3 days. lots of changes kept happening that i will not get into to drag this on, but long story short after awhile i ended up on 50 and then ended up changing over to synthroid. My T$ & T3 have not seem to have increased by all that much in 6 months of medication. My tsh is much better though, but i still don't think i am where i should be. The question is, How do i know if i need a T3 with my synthroid? or should i just try to get back to the 75 now that my body is probably adjusted so much more to the meds from in the beginning. I am working with my family dr. currently until i find an endo who will listen to me and treat my symptoms as an individual and not just say "ok the TSH says" lol blah blah!!! I haven"t been able to lose the weight even though i eat extremely healthy and am very active. or do you think it is not a T3 issue and i may need more T4? articles i have read say T4 & T3 should be at the top of normal lab bracket. Does anyone know how long it takes for those numbers to increase? sick of not being myself. Thanks in advance.
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