I wrote a few weeks ago about my endo. requesting I added T4 to my T3 only meds. I have been fine on T3 as long as I don't over do it and I am having regular reflexology, in which I know I am improving.
So got called in to the GP who persuaded me "just to add a little T4 and see how you go.". I was to take 25mcg. T4 for 4 to 6 weeks. I wasn't happy but like my GP and knowing he was under pressure agreed.
Started adding T4 and reducing T3 and within a week I was beginning to feel unwell, vague symptoms, tight chest a little loss of balance, (the reason they took me off T4 as I fell in the shower.) I had arranged a talk for my local group with the stork ass. He checked my blood pressure which was very high.
I stopped taking the T4, all symptoms went away. They doctors had stopped my repeat T3 prescription and I couldn't get an appointment with my GP, even a phone call was a four day wait. Luckily when my bloods came back he called me in.
My GP doesn't know why I can't take T4 and is worried about my heart (endo. says that's why I needed T4) and has referred me to Derriford, Plymouth as he doesn't want me to see the fire breathing dragon in Truro, and I have agreed.
My problems are, don't know anything about the endos in Derriford and how do I explain to them that I don't want, don't need T4. I've got my T3 back for the time being but don't know how long for.