Merry Christmas to you all!!! Let our hormones be tamed in the future!
Some of you may remember me.
I am the one who started T3 6 weeks ago, stopped T4 4 weeks ago and has reached 85 mcg T3 (30 upon waking, 25 at noon and another 35 at 4 pm), my main hypo symptom being ectopic/skipped beats. On 85mcg T3 I was 70-80% improved but complete recovery still seemed a faraway thing. I was no hyper at all on this dose.
Four days ago I took another 35 mcg T3 by accident at bedtime (I thought I had forgotten to take the 4pm dose). Next day there were considerably less skipped beats compared to their daily number when they were 70-80% less/improved. However I felt slightly overstimulated, my heart rate hovered about the upper 90s. I took only 37.5 mcg T3 that day upon waking and that was completely enough to carry me throughout the day and night.
Yesterday I also took only 37.5 mcg in the morning, I had ONLY 5 skipped beats, however I still felt slightly overstimulated.
Today is the same thing: only 37.5 mcg T3 in the morning upon waking, 5-6 skipped beats (maybe by bedtime there will be a little more than yesterday) and slightly rapid heart rate. I also experience sweating, however I sweat a lot even when hypo, especially before, during, after period and around ovulation.
My reverse T3 was mid-range 1 week after stopping T4, I had never tested it before or after that.
My questions are:
1. Is it possible that I have become slightly hyper due to no T4 intake, suppressed TSH, no T4 production, and reverse T3 falling very low therefore letting cells' receptors saturate with FT3 and I will need much lower than 85 mcg doses of T3?
2. Is it possible that that 120 mcg dose that I took by mistake has saturated the cells enough? However wouldn't its effect has worn off by now, it's been 4 days since then, besides I have been on only 37.5 mcg T3 daily since then.
Should I lower the dose even more? Can I try back some T4 (25 mcg)?
It seems that crossing the border between hypo and hyper/ a little overstimulation is a very easy thing while on T3 only. Like I can never get out of my hypo state without entering into hyper, even a little bit (I have rapid heart rate and 5-6 skipped beats daily now - these are both hyper and hypo symptoms)...