Just received my July blood test results since adding T3 to my 100mg of levo. I have been taking 100mg of levo at night and 25mc T3 split throughout the day. I haven't felt the miraculous change that others have reported since adding T3, sleeplessness and weight gain still the same, but feel no worse either. These are the results :
TSH 1.96 mIU/L (0.3 to 3.94)
Free T4 12.6 pmol/L ( 12.3 to 20.2)
Free T3 4.2 pmol/L (3.70 to 6.70)
Iron 28 umol/L (7 to 26)
TIBC 64 umol/L (45 to 70 )
% saturation 44% ( 14 to 51)
Ferritin 100 ug/L (13 to 150)
Vitamin B12 838 ng/L ( 197 to 771)
Folate 14.4 ug/L ( 4.6 to 18.7)
Vitamin D 139 nmol/L
After this last blood test, I replaced taking my 100mg of levo tablet for equivilant amount of Thyro Gold instead, and carried on with the T3 as before, as i have been convinced that levo was not really helping me. I told the endo that this is what I had done and he sent me for a blood test after my appointment to see if there is any difference from swapping to the Thyro Gold ( not got those results yet) and he is going to ring me to check what exactly is in the Thyro Gold capsule. He has told me to continue taking what I am taking now and made an appointment for 3 months time with a blood test a week before my appointment.
I did ask him about NDT but he said that what I am doing now is more or less the same combination as NDT.
I am just starting to understand the bloods a bit more and am aware that for my TSH to be optimal it should be around 1....
My question is this...could someone please tell me if my FT3 and FT4 are also still too low for my meds to work? I am frustrated with waiting yet another 3 months without increasing anything if this is the case. Am also struggling a bit with splitting the T3 away from food through the day and sometimes missing the window to take it as am running around at work which am sure is not helping . Thanks for any comments.