About three weeks ago in an effort to improve energy levels and reduce rt3 I reduced my levo (from 75/100 to 50) and raised my t3 (from 10 to 15). I tried to raise t3 to 20 but went a bit hyper so tried again this week and it seems fine (not hyper) so far.
I take 50 levo and 10 t3 at bedtime and another 10 t3 in the morning. This morning I woke too early and couldn't go back to sleep so took half my morning dose then and half on waking.
Some new things that have happened are that my gut is working better than it had been (so this is encouraging and suggests my meds were not really working well before). No bloating/oedema, which is great.
I am sleeping well (sleeping deeply until morning) but waking early and as above having some trouble getting back to sleep. At these times it may feel like my heart is pounding, but it isn't too fast (66-70), it just feels too hard. I'm not sure what this means, it seems to exclude both overmedication and cortisol if my heart rate is lower than usual - ? My pulse is generally lower on this new regimen (it may be as low as 66 at rest, unusually low for me) than when I was on a higher dose of levo.
Interestingly today my temp is 37! It never seems to respond to medication and is always low, so this is news.
The thing is today I feel worse than ever, exhausted and logy, ringing ears, and completely gummed up, like I have a hangover. Slept for 10hrs last night and am tempted to go back to bed now. I'm lurching around like Frankenstein's monster and have cancelled plans to go to the park w my friend.
I wonder if I'm sleeping so well/feeling so bad because I am going hypo or if the additional t3 is actually helping me sleep. I suspect today's variation of splitting my morning dose has not helped. In the past I have found that doses split into less than 10mcg feel like less than the sum of their parts. Maybe this is why I feel so bad today? Or maybe I'm coming down w a bug?
I'm supplementing d, b12 (self-injections) folate, b complex (at least two hours after thyroid meds), iron/vit c (at least four hours from thyroid meds and two hours from above supplements). Took magnesium last night but it has never had much effect before so not sure if I can blame today on it.
I was planning to do a tft on the 24th, six weeks after reducing my levo. I assume that tweaking the t3 along the way doesn't mean I have to postpone the test since my levo has been the same all along - ? Then I was going to adjust if necessary and wait a further six weeks and do a full tft + vits/mins + rt3.
Any thoughts? TIA.