Hi everyone. As i posted the other day to width me luck, I had my most recent dr appt with the newest Endo. I am looking for a new dr already. If i could just write my own lab orders and my own scripts I would never go to drs. So I went in and after waiting over an hr she told me i was good and needed to come back in 3 months for a recheck and to get my tests done again. No progress! Last visit August 8th, 11 days after last labs (which my last labs were ordered by me from my GP) which my TSH was almost 4 and climbing, free T3, 2.7 (range 2.3- 4.2) free T4, 1.1 (range 0.8 -1.8) & total T3, 86 (range 76 -181) at the point i was taking 50 of synthroid only and feeling terrible. She put me on alternating 50 and 75 mcg after that after me begging because originally she only wanted to give me one extra pill a week of 50mcg (taking 2 pills once a week lol I knew that wouldn't do anything.)
2 wks after that i still felt crappy and called and said please reconsider T3 with me. She agreed only if i would go back down to 50 synthroid instead of the alternating 50/75 every other day and she would prescribe 5 mcg of cytomel. I stayed on the alternating because i knew i shouldn't reduce with taking only 5mcg. So last week i got my labs done and seen her wednesday this week. Still alternating every other day T4 and taking 5mcg of cytomel. I feel better but still not great. My labs this time were Free T4 direct analysis 1.2 (range 0.8 -2.7) not sure the difference between T4 free and direct analysis??? besides different range. She did not test my T3 because when i called she prescribed it but wouldn't add that to my lab order!!!! And TSH....... and here i am confused! TSH hama treated 0.91 and TSH untreated 0.99 range for both listed as 0.40- 4.50!!!! I need all of your help. I told her i need more synthroid maybe 75 every day or most days and 10 of cytomel instead of the 5mcg. She said no!!! She said my TSH is too low! I told her it is suppressed from taking T3 now. She said no way. My free T4 is still low and of course with my labs from a few months ago with low T3s I'm sure they are still low seeing she only gave me 5mcg. Please anyone give me some advice. I still cannot lose weight, I know i am not optimal!