My turn to feel c**p that is.
So I was feeling, mmm, 'not too bad' for quite a while after my last reduction in meds. I felt amazing a few years ago when I started t3, then became a bit hyper (high t3) and kind of crashed a bit (which I couldn't right even when I reduced meds a tiny bit, no idea why). After starting ldn I seemed to need less levo, so it was reduced further. My last blood test was in Feb (I think) and it looked pretty perfect (suppressed tsh but t3 toward the upper end of the range), so no change on meds.
Since then I've been in decline and I now feel properly dreadful. You know how bad you can feel after you begin to slide a bit and yet you kind of feel hopeless to be helped? That was me. I only had a blood test because I had to have a review of my meds.
So, here are the results, on 75 levo and 10 t3:
TSH 5.17 (0.34 - 5.6)
FT4 8.3 (7.5 - 21.1)
FT3 5.4 (3.8 - 6.8)
Blimey, no wonder I feel like s***e. I must confess I had no idea if I'd be low or not so I didn't just miss out the dose on the morning of the test, I also missed the day before. I just didn't want them to reduce my meds and I doubt very much that it will have had a profound effect on the test results.
The question is, should I raise levo or t3? I'm assuming levo? Gp wants me to add 25mcg levo to current dose.
Oddly I've had few symptoms aside from exhaustion, anxiety, some funny fussiness about food and/or reduced appetite and some difficulty sleeping. I might be getting some extra hair fall, hard to tell. My partner and I reduced our 'extra' carbs (no nightly potato or 2-slice sandwiches for example) and I actually lost weight. No constipation either. Pulse and temp unchanged as usual. I think I'm one of these people whose symptoms are so subtle I can't really rely on them to tell me what's going on, or not in the usual 'temps and pulse' way.