Please can I have advice on how to change from T3 only to T4 & T3 combination?
I'd been on 150 or 175 Levo for decades, but in 2014 everything seemed to go wrong.
Loads of tests done; all inconclusive except last year - Vitamin D was 18 (15-30 deficiency) , but it is now 210 (>50 adequate, >220 high)
- Folate, ferritin, B12 all high in ranges.
- Nov 15 TSH 0.03 (0.35-3.5), T4 20 (8.0-21.0), T3 3.7 (3.8-6.0)
- May 1st stopped 175 Levo, started 20 T3. May 10th up to 30 T3. May 14th up to 40 T3.
- May 25th Results - TSH 0.2 (0.35-3.5) T4 <5 (8.0-21.0) Lab didn't do T3.
May 1st, my GP gave me 6 weeks of T3 after me pursuing it with 2 consultants. It's really started to give me my life back, after over 18 awful months. But... my GP has apologised that he is no longer allowed to prescribe it. I am in South Norfolk. I said I could buy it online from Europe, I think he was relieved! However we both think it's worth trying Levo & T3 combination to avoid the drops in levels I feel at times during the day on T3 only.
I'm currently taking 50 mcg T3. He suggested starting 100 Levo again and add in T3 slowly and adjust as I feel necessary. I guess I can keep taking current dose of T3 for a week or so while adding in the Levo again, then decrease the T3??
Is there any guide I can follow please? I'm a bit confused!! Thank you people!