Would be grateful for advice since posting blood test results recently.
Diagnosed with Hashis at the beginning of the year, currently on 75mg T4, 10mcg T3 and Testosterone Replacement Therapy. When diagnosed was also borderline diabetic.
B12, folate and D3 values are all mid-high range now (supplementing all).
Just received blood test results from late August (before starting on T3):
TSH Level 1.59 (0.27-4.2)
T4 Level 20.8 (12-22)
T3 Level 4.0 (3.1-6.8)
Latest blood tests (2 weeks ago, since taking T3 for approx. 2 months)
TSH Level 0.84 (0.27 – 4.2)
T4 Level 13.73 (12-22)
T3 Level 4.67 (3.-6.8)
About a month after starting T3 started to get a headache which lasted for 2 weeks and then started to get tired some of the time which progressed to feeling exhausted some of the time to all of the time. Today I spent most of my day today feeling breathless and exhausted (desk job). Considering the rapid deterioration and increase in sides I am very worried.
Had an appointment with the endo on Tuesday – thought that I was not diabetic (I have arranged for a test in a couple of weeks) and that my thyroid values were OK. Suggested that I up my T3 to 25mcg but no more as T3 is dangerous (blah, blah, blah) and is referring my case and my care to another endo as he doesn’t know why I am feeling like I am.
A few questions:-
1.From previous comments on the forum re: my latest bloods the feeling was that I was under-medicated. Considering the relatively high levels of T4/low levels of T3 in August does this suggest that I have a conversion problem?
2.Has the addition of T3 suppressed my T4 - is this a cause for concern?
3.I have increased my T3 dose to 25mcg as suggested by my endo. If I still feel like I do in a week or so should I consider upping the dose again (and if so, to what?)
4.If I do have a conversion problem then I assume that additional T4 would be pointless?
Thanks for your time