Started Thybon 20mcg 26.05.2016 after a long course of nipping away at my local doctor, however due to a supressed TSH 0.017 (0.40-2.50 mU/l) hospital doctors a few days ago, have adviced me to stop the T3.
I was just starting to notice small changes like new hair growth and a morning temperature rise from 35.4 on average to over 36 degrees. My physio also found my muscles easier to work with so this is a bit of external confirmation of a positive effect.
My normal L-thyroxine regime was 50/75 mcg alternate days however, I dropped down to 50 mcg daily when I added the 20 mcg (slowly) into my daily medication routine.
I convinced my local doctor to do a full panel including reverse T3 but the labs only did the following:
TSH, basal 0.02 mU/l (0.40-2.50)
FT3 3.01 ng/l (1.70-3.70)
FT4 8.3 ng/l (7.0-14.8)
I do not have any signs or symptoms of hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis. My pulse is 62 bpm as I type.
My iron levels were very low due to autoimmune pangastritis and duodenitis (reason for hospital stay) but now increased to 60 (range 60-180) with ongoing supplements therefore, I have just recently made it into the "normal" range. Folate also just within range as is vit D. My B12 was subtherapeutic despite 3 monthly injections for pernicious anaemia but I toped that up yesterday.
Should I increase my l-thyroxine to 75 mcg and ignore my TSH unless symptoms arise, or what do you think?
Furthermore, the hospital doctor wanted to start me on a PPI for life but I have virtually no stonach acid so I am resisting this because I cannot see a benefit however, I do need something to protect and heal my stomach and small bowel in order for absortion to take place. Any suggestions would be welcome.