Sorry for not updating before now...think when you are feeling better you don't tend to focus on how ill you've been!
For those who don't know, I managed to get T3 prescribed about 3 months ago. Taking it wasn't easy, as I had horrid palps and anxious...that lasted for a few days until some kind souls on here reassured me and I realised my poor body was just not used to having any T3!
After increasing slowly around every 2 to 3 weeks, I now take Liothyronine (T3) 10mcg in the morning, 5mcg at lunch time and 5mcg late afternoon/early evening. This was a bit of trial and error to get to this. I also take Levothyroxine 150mcg in the morning as well.
Had an endo apt this afternoon, where my TSH was 0.5, T4 around 12 and T3 around 6...sorry for being so vague but poor endo couldn't get results to print off.
I feel really well. I have energy, aches and pain have gone, can think clearly (and quickly), I've lost 9 lbs (am trying to lose, on a reduced carb diet, but previously couldn't get any weight to budge) I'm sleeping well, waking up feeling refreshed, my eyebrows are growing back, my nails are growing and my blood pressure has dropped 10 points, although pulse is a little high.
The endo told me there are some concerns about getting osteoporosis in the future with long term T3 use...I told him I would trade a possible outcome for the definite one of being able to function. He has kept me on the T3, and I go back again in 6 months for another blood test.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, and the sooner the NHS sorts out it's contracting arrangements with phara companies the better...anyone who would do better on a combination of meds should be able to get them...not just a few of us who have some strength to battle the system.
Take care all