terrible brain fog....dosing T3 and tyrosine

for ages now ive had to stay on 20mcg split into 4 doses through the day, never ever felt good with it

pulse in 50's air hunger exhausted......you know the feeling

today at about 9.30 i took 20mcg, i figured i feel like crap with a small dose i just as well feel like crap with a bigger dose

ive felt better, stressed because kids off school but better

im supposed to be on 60mcg (no way ill stick to 40mcg) should i take another small dose or hold a few days on the 20mcg single dose?

allso been looking into tyrosine.......good or bad? (read it boosts thyroid so figured with me struggling for so long it may be of some help for me)

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  • Mandy72,

    Why did you stop taking Bititron? Chopping and changing meds and doses so frequently will make you unwell.

    If 1 x 20mcg was okay try 1 x 20mcg plus 1 x 10mcg tomorrow. If that's okay build up to the 60mcg you were prescribed. Any time you feel over medicated after increasing dose, skip the next dose and cut back to the dose you were taking prior to increasing.

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • i didnt do great on it and tweaking the dose was impossible really so decided to go back on T3

    was doing ok had a slump a few hours ago when i wrote the post but now i feel awful, i ache and my heart is racing, my breathing is like ive just done a few laps around the block and my arms feel like they have lead weights on them

  • Mandy72,

    You are under medicated. Take another 10mcg T3 when you slump. It's easier to tweak dose when you take Levothyroxine and Liothyronine separately.

  • ill try the 10mcg tomorrow

    might be a bit late now

    i resorted to a beta blocker as it was getting to the point of going to A/E

    do you know anything on tyrosine? ive seen not t take with levo but cant find anything on T3

  • i took the extra 10mcg like you said, i took it about 4ish just as i started to feel the slump coming

    now the slump is coming back

    should i hold at 20, 10 for a few more days

    it feels like my body has sucked it all out of me and is crying out for more

  • Mandy72,

    You were previously under medicated on 40mcg so I think it sensible to increase to 40mcg with a view to increasing to 50mcg. If you feel overmedicated on 40mcg skip a dose and go back to 30mcg for a few days before trying 40mcg again.

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • ok will try that thank you

    when i was on tiromel i was on 62.5mcg and was about to increase by a 1/4 tablet as symptoms were coming back, endo said i was over medicated and put me on 40 mcg liothyronine

    im not sure if tiromel and liothyronine are the same in how they work ect

  • Mandy72,

    Tiromel is Turkish produced Liothyronine. A recent blood test showed TSH >3.0 when you were taking 40mcg T3 so you need 50 or 60mcg.

  • ive not been able to manage a full dose for a while was taking 5mcg 4 times a day and not doing well, guess i needed the increase but i thought i was in trouble so cut the dose and suffered because of it

    dont really help when drs dont know what to do

    i swear sometimes my head is off with the fairies somewhere lol

  • My daughter's brain fog lifted when she went gluten free.

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