My excellent endo has moved away and my really good GP retired. Am now faced with a GP surgery in a state of panic because of my low TSH level (0.13, range 0.3 - 6.0). I've explained that this is to be expected as the T4/T3 meds I take provide sufficient hormones so there's no need for my thyroid to be stimulated to produce more. I've also pointed out that my TSH has been lower than this for most of the five years I've been taking T3, and that the departed endo, who started me on the T3, was always happy with this.
I need to find something "Official" (ie a source they will trust) which I can print out and show them so that my medication won't be reduced. The endo I've seen recently was no better informed the the GPs, so no help there. The only articles I've managed to find which describe the impact of taking T3 are very negative about it and declare it has no beneficial effect.
The fact that I'm quite disabled without the T3 doesn't seem to interest my Docs, so need evidence that their panic is unfounded.
Any suggestions welcome!