I recently returned to my US Dr for a thorough hormone check. However, a thyroid panel was also done despite the fact, I took my T3 medicine before blood was drawn. Once again, T3 spiked and raised Dr concern about too much T3 and suppressed TSH.
I explained to Dr that T3 test was erroneous as I took medicine before test. However, Dr argued a suppressed TSH will directly affect fertility as a TSH but must apprx 1.5-2 as we had discussed possible infertility. Fertility is not my major concern, however. I explained my T3 is within range thus not overmedicated as proven by last month's thyroid panel.
Then, her argument that a suppressed TSH will cause many problems especially osteoporosis.
Finally, after visit Dr wrote me to advise of discontinuation of T3 prescription and referral to Endocrinologist. I was referred to 2. First, Endo declined outright any support for T3 only treatment. I was declined to be a patient. I have left a message for 2nd Endo.
I respectfully explained my situation of being very sick on T4 as I do not convert. I explained I am great now with no adverse signs of T3 treatment and I am within range of T3 so why cannot I find a Dr to support my treatment?
Dr explained T3 confirmed by Endo Society to cause Atrial fibrillation, strokes, unpredictable heart papiltations, etc. I told him I had none of the sort, but I do not wish to compromise my health but I felt the best on T3. He said he could not help me.
The irony is my Mother is who has always been on T4 synthroid treatment-now has both osteoporosis and atrial fibrillation!!!
Isn't the Hashimotos that causes all these problems and not necessarily the medicines?
I am back to the viscious cycle of finding a Dr to support me. Mind you, I am fine now verified per blood tests, but I do not want to damage my health as lead to believe by all these Drs!
I will also need a prescription as sourcing T3 now in the US may be much more challenging then in Europe.
Please give me your opinions!!!!
I have requested a bone density test as Drs have done a great job scaring me that T3 will lead to my health demise.