My doctor has slowly increased my desiccated thyroid medication up to the max. four pills per day (30mg x 4 = 120 mg) but my Free T4 level never increased into the normal range. I was on the four pills per day for around six months and at the end my TSH was too low (hyperthyroid) so we gradually cut back.
Has anyone increased their medication like this but never seen their FT4 increase? My FT3 level was also slightly high at the end on the 120 mg/day, and my blood pressure increased to 165/110 and pulse around 100 bpm but are now back to normal.
On the four pills per day, I could only sleep soundly around five hours per night and the rest was spent tossing and turning. We tried the min. dosage of Synthroid and equivalent but the side effects were severe anxiety and strange muscle twitching in my facial muscles even taking the lowest dose of 25 mg at once per week intervals.
Endo tests showed no thyroid antibodies.