Went to my Endo appointment today and was seen by a junior Endo as he was busy. I have been taking 2 x Thyro Gold 300mg tablets daily and have added 25mg of T3 daily also...I recently have added an extra half a tablet of T3 also... not every day) as there has been no improvements in my weight or sleep.
My results were:
She told me I was now over-medicated and had become 'HYPERTHYROID' and that my heart was in danger. She then asked me when I was taking my meds. I told her I took my 2 Thyro Gold tablets together at bedtime and my T3 early morning ( around 5am). At my last appointment, my proper Endo had told me to up my dose of Thyro Gold from one a day, to take one in the evening at bedtime and one in the morning but then i found it difficult to take T3 on empty stomach because of timings so i took it upon myself to take the 2 TG in the evening so I could take my T3 on an empty stomach first thing. Today's Endo then said I could take all meds together and T3 didn't need to be on an empty stomach. I questioned this as I am sure I read on here that T3 also needs to be on an empty stomach. She then began to Google Thyroid meds ( gave me loads of confidence ! ) But she couldn't find anything to support what she had said. I asked her what the next step is if I am over-medicated and she said I can EITHER choose to take less T3 or less T4 ! At this point I asked if I could see my initial Endo ( I had seen him whilst I was in the waiting room ) and she said she had already discussed this with him beforehand and this was his advice. As I wasn't too sure what to choose I told her I would drop T4 ( Thyro Gold ) to one tablet and try that. I am going to have a repeat blood test in 8 weeks and my next appointment is in 4 months. My question to you helpful and knowledgeable people on here is....is this what I should do or should I have chosen to drop the T3 ? To be honest I was hoping that they could advise me...not for me to take pot luck! As a side note, she gave me 2 blood test forms ...one for me to do in 8 weeks and another for the 4 month appointment...I noticed when I got home that she had requested for RT3 on both which I have never had tested before. She did not mention this to me at the appointment but I am wondering what this could mean ? Any advice what to do from here would be really appreciated. If it turns out I have made the wrong choice of dropping the T4, please let me know and I can email my original Endo with what I am now doing ? Thankyou