Hi everyone. As my T3 (liothyronine) has been stopped, I went to see a private endocrinologist, who has prescribed Erfa or Armour. I opted for Erfa as it was the cheaper option. My endo has said 30mg a day, increasing to 60mg a day after 4 weeks. I thought this a bit low, as did the chemist who will dispense the Erfa. The chemist felt i should start at 60mg a day. I was taking 125micrograms of levothyroxine and 20micrograms of T3. I'd been taking this combination for 10 years and always felt well on it. When I was on levothyroxine only, I felt very depressed and suicidal and very tired as well. In blood tests myT4 was always so high and my T3 so low. After taking the combination dose my depression and tiredness lifted and I felt well.
So my question is, would 30mg Erfa a day be too low to begin with? I intend to see how I go. I expect some hypo symptoms returning as my body adjusts, but I have thoughts of not being able to get out of bed in the morning if the Erfa dose is too low. Any advice from you all would be very much appreciated. I am 75 years of age. Would that be an obstacle as to taking a slightly higher dose of Erfa? Thank you.