You can see my previous posts and you will note that I have been seen by an endocrinologist who says I should double by T3 from 20mcg to 40mcg and then see him in 2 months time.
I showed him blood tests I had previously done which included FT3 and he also had up to date figures from my GP which of course didn't include FT3 but showed FT4 and TSH.
So my last FT3 was high ie above range 8.9 when the top of the range would be 6.5
The FT4 was low obviously because I don't take T4 and showed as 2.6 ie very low
The TSH was 3.7 which the endo considered upper normal.
Im taking the increase in T3 very slowly ie im trying to increase by 6.25mcg every week.
I feel dreadful and Im wondering if I should even be increasing it although I had symptoms that made me feel horrible anyway.
Basically my ankles and feet are swelling. Only prevented by taking a diuretic. My bones hurt even more than they did in fact all over my body as opposed to just my legs. A bit like I was when I was on T4 which meant I wasn't converting it.
I feel really hot and Im putting on weight rather than losing it. I have air hunger too.
Are these symptoms indicative of me just getting used to the increase or should I just cut back do you think.
I don't want to ask my GP because he has always been anti T3 and he now has a letter from the endo telling him Im someone who can't convert T4 to T3 and I should be monitored and treated with T3 along.
What does anyone think?