I've been seeing an endo since last Oct, initially in the hope they would let me have T3, but no! Then I was given the option of carry on self treat with T4 or T3 or combo or work with the endo to get me on a dose of just T4, so I thought ok, it's took years to get to see an endo, so let's go for it!
I was on 175 T4 and started with a gradual lowering until now I am on 125 for 2 days, then 150 for 1 day and back to 125 for 2 days and then 150 etc. I have been on this dose now for a couple of months. Meant to have another blood test next week to see where my TSH is etc.
So, while I guess I feel ok, but tired some days etc, my problem really is, I have gained a almost a stone in weight since last Oct and since starting to lower the T4! And I train hard and have a reasonably healthy diet! But nothing I do = weight loss! In fact it almost seems the harder I train, I have gained a pound or two at the end of that week!
I discussed this with the endo and he said I looked fine, why am I worrying, well thanks Mr Endo but I know I should be carrying much less that the current 30+% body fat than I am currently carrying! Anyway, he said if I carried on with my healthy lifestyle, my metabolism would catch up with itself.
Has anyone got any ideas on this? Oh and I had my T3 checked at the last blood test and it was 5.20 or 5.30, so that seems good to me. Any ideas on what has worked for you in the weight loss department? And has anyone else gone along with an endo and reduced meds only to gain weight like this and struggled to lose it? Never thought I'd turn into my sister, who struggles to lose weight and doesn't even have a thyroid problem!