Just wondering if anyone can give me a little bit of guidance regarding adding a bit of T3 to my T4-only medication. I have Hashimoto's, and am finding that T4-only medication just doesn't have me feeling well. I still have muscles aches, terrible insomnia, feel cold when other people aren't and my skin & hair feel & look like crap! I'm currently on Oroxine (Australian T4-only). My latest labs are:
TSH: <0.05 (0.20 - 4.00)
Free T4: 21 (15-30)
Free T3: 5.1 (2.8 - 6.8)
My doctor is telling me I'm over-medicated, however after all these years of not doing so well on T4-only I really want to add a little T3 to see if it helps.
I have already sourced T3 over the internet (Tiromel) - doctors here in Australia don't prescribe T3 unless in extreme circumstances. If I add in, say 6.25mcg then 12.5mcg T3 after a couple of weeks, how much do you think should I reduce my T4 dose by (currently taking 125mcg)?
Would really appreciated any replies and/or guidance.
Thanks heaps in advance!