I was diagnosed with Hypo-thyroidism in May 2015 and had worked my way up to 175mcg of Levothyroxine daily without feeling much better. In April this year I decided to start self-medicating with T3, so I got some 25mcg Liothyronine tablets (Brand Uni-Pharma) from Cyprus. I dropped my Levo to 125mcg and started taking 12.5mcg of Liothyronine daily and I started feeling better.
My blood results after 10 weeks of this were:
TSH 0.01 (Range 0.3-5), FT4 14.8 (Range 9-21), TT3 2 (Range 0.9-2.5) (Lab won't test FT3)
I then saw an Endrocrinologist who agreed to prescribe me Liothyronine and to up my dose, so I am now on 125mcg T4 and 20mcg T3 daily (for last 7 weeks)
However, I have begun to feel worse again, tired, depressed, feeling the cold a bit more. It's not as bad as when I was only on the T4 but I was wondering if the switch to the UK T3 could have made a difference (brand MercuryPharma)? Or if it's the dose increase? Or if it's just that my body was so happy to get some T3 that I felt a big improvement but have now levelled out again?
I know that the brand change shouldn't have made a difference, as it's the same active ingredient, and I don't seem to have been sensitive to fillers or anything before (can't compare the ingredients as the information in the ones from Cyprus are in Greek), but I'm curious to find out others experiences.
Also don't feel like I'm over-replacing as I don't have any 'hyper' type symptoms. No increased heart rate, increased sweating, loss of appetite, feeling anxious, etc. But could the increase of T3 have made a difference?
I haven't had bloods done since switching to UK T3 and increasing the dose.
Not sure what to try next -
Go back to 12.5mcg of Cypriot T3?
Drop UK T3 to 10mcg,?
Drop T4 amount?
Drop T4 and increase T3?
Any thoughts would be gratefully received.
I know this might be a bit of a strange question, thanks for reading.