Dear Wise Forumites,
Hello again: got some good help about how to go T3 only. But received my lab results today, which show high TSH (for me), low-end of normal FT3, but both T4 and FT4 way too low. (Full labs below.) The doctor who sent the Blue Horizon lab left a nice comment, saying to make an appt with doctor (as I said, I'll see someone in Feb) and to add T4.
I can see why this makes sense, but because I was feeling so bad on the 100mcg T4, why would I want to go back? Have been feeling a lot better without it, even in just two weeks. I will raise the T3 dose to try to put in enough to convert so as to equal the old doses (thanks for that link and info, shaws), but is it really a good idea to add back T4? No doctor visit possible until February.
Here are labs:
Labs items, my score, normal ranges:
CRP 1.40 <5.0
Ferritin 77.8 20-150
TSH 3.10 0.27-4.20
(this TSH is very high for me: usually 1.0 or less when feeling well)
T4 Total L 28.5 64.5-142.0
Free T4 L 4.62 12-22
Free T3 3.71 3.1-6.8
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 8.8 <34
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 15.7 <115
Vitamin D (25 OH) 134 (very high for me) 50-175
Vitamin B12 498 250-725
Serum Folate >45.4 8.83-60.8
Any ideas for me? Have you had a similar experience, and if so, did taking more T4 help?