This is all new to me and there is so much information to take on board.
I'm starting on the road to self medicating and have dropped 25 mcg of levo to substitute for a quarter tab of 25 mcg cynomel. My conversion has been hampered by digestive issues and D3 and B12 deficiencies.
I was interested in reading on here that there are different views about what optimum blood results should look like (given the obvious fact everyone is different). I had read somewhere that T4 should be in the lower 50% of the range and T3 in the upper 25-30 % of the range. I have also seen suggestions that ideal blood results should show a 1: 4 ratio of T3 : T4 which would reflect another view I've seen that suggests both T3 And T4 should be in the upper part of the range.
Does it depend on how efficient a person's conversion is?
Im hoping that by the time I get a blood test in about 4 weeks I will have less T4 (was over range) and more T3 (was in lower 25%). However I have been addressing the deficiencies of D3 and B12 for a week while taking only the reduced dose of Levo (125). This morning I took an additional quarter cynomel as my blood temperature had dropped to 36.
If i get a result in a few weeks that show D3 and B12 both good, do I stop the supplements or assume I will always need them (I've been Hashi for about 8 years) ? How do I know the T3 is going up as a result of better conversion or the small dose of T3, or does it not matter ? And what am I looking for as a good result to know whether or not to make any adjustments?
Any thoughts gratefully received.