Wondering if I could have some advice/help please.
Had my thyroid removed 17 years ago and been on Levo ever since. Needless to say there have been lots of ups and downs, especially the anxiety and depression.
Went to see a new Endo today, as have been feeling awful. (Doctor referred me when I asked for NDT.)
The Endo understands how I feel as she has been there. She has a lot to learn but is willing to work with me. She has prescribed T3 (Liothyronine) tablets, 10 micro gram sto be taken twice daily. I will also continue with the Levo. She will contact me when my blood tests return and she has calculated how much to reduce Levo by.
I recall that the T3 should be introduced at a low dose and then increased after a week or two. By what, up to what, does anyone know? She says that other patients she has prescribed it to have felt awful and gone back to Levo only, but she does not know how to prescribe and dose, although willing to listen to my research, in fact very open to it.
At the moment she is only willing to run blood tests for tsh and T4, so will either try to persuade her to run more using the chart or pay and get it done myself.
She also says that unless anxiety and depression are diagnosed before thyroid is diagnosed thyroid is not the cause........
Well, it's a start. Fingers crossed I can get this right, to stop feeling awful would be wonderful.