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BH test results and adding T3

BH test results and adding T3

Hi, was on 75 levo and have posted results from BH. Thank you to those who replied on Saturday but I just need a little more guidance as my mind is working overtime. Have extremely high antibodies for both, and high RT3 and low reverse T3 ratio. My FT3 could be higher. Now I wasn't feeling great on 75 and GP agreed we could increase to 100 so I did that a week ago (before I got these results). She hasn't seen this test result so her advice was based on my previous test on the NHS was that I needed to increase (TSH 3.45). She told me I was wasting my time and money among other things. So now increased to 100 levo Feeling abit better energy wise but my ears and throat are playing up. Feel like I am going deaf, and constantly clearing my throat. My plan is to keep on 100 and get myself retested in 6/8 weeks time. Then if no better add some T3. Does that make sense? I am aware that due to my recent increase I may feel worse as I will have more T4 unconverted floating around, or maybe that is why my ears and throat are playing up.

If I then decide to add T3 then I will have to reduce my T4 accordingly so go back to 75 I assume. Is it ok to cut a 100 tablet down using a pill cutter?

Should I show my GP these high antibodies results? she was totally ignorent when I told her I had the peroxidase abs now I have both, and the thyroglobulin is plus 4000.

Sorry to go on, just need some thoughts from all you thyroid Angels. Thank you in advance.

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We'll have to see what your next test results are before advising on dose adjustments. If rT3 is higher you may want to consider switching to T3 only for 3-4 months to clear the high rT3.

It's fine to cut down tablets with pillcutters.

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The GP can only help you within the guidelines set by the NHS England/Scotland/Wales/NI and the local CCG/healthboard, so even if you have private test results showing things she can't help you with them and it won't make any difference to the mandated treatment.

The only thing to do (if possible) is find out yourself what those guidelines specifically local ones are, but all this would say is when you should be referred to an endo and when the GP should treat you herself. She can get in trouble, but it will be minor unless she does it with many patients, for not doing the referral when needed.


Thank you great advice x


Thank you that's really helpful. So grateful for your help. Xx


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