You'll see on my profile I am extremely sensitive to minute changes in dose.
Just a year ago changed to Gluten free. Plus Soya free last 3 months. Supplementing magnesium, B complex, selenium, zinc, vitamin E, A, C & K2. Was trying vitamin D lamp (hence drop in level,) now back on 6000iu daily - I use Better You mouth spray.
On 125mcg last 3 years - tested mid March
TSH 0.513 (0.27-4.2)
FT4 20.61 (12-22)
FT3 4.37 (3.1-6.8)
TPO 81 (<34)
TG 349 (<115)
Ferritin 188 (20-150) never taken ferritin supplements - result always at top of range or in this case over range
Vit D 72
On 112mcg last week (8 weeks on this dose)
TSH 1.86 (0.27-4.2)
FT4 16.49 (12-22)
FT3 3.37 (3.1-6.8)
TPO 81 (<34)
TG 415 (<115)
Ferritin 158 (20-150)
Vit D 68
Daft of me, but I then reduced Levo tiny bit more to 107mcg (5x100 & 2x125 week), 7 days later adrenals kicked off (terrible pain in lower back) Burning skin, pins & needles, weird peripheral vision thing (not had that for years). So now been forced to put Levo back to 125mcg
I had expected to be able to add T3 a week after reducing T4 but Greek delivery delayed & still not arrived. Tracking says due soon.
But very interesting that reducing T4 just by 12.5mcg drastically improved my leg pain, mobility (which has been dire), legs much less swollen, plantar fasciitis almost gone, improved sleep and no longer needed eye drops for dry eyes. I guess these will get worse again, back on 125mcg T4.
I shall now have to wait for adrenals to recover before any other changes
But still feel it was valuable lesson. No wonder I was so extremely ill 20 years ago when dose was massively cut. Was so ill then, totally bed bound, lost a stone in a week, struggled to breathe or eat. When I slowly started back on food craved liver and orange juice for every meal. It took over a year to recover enough be able to walk 15mins each way to shops. Blood tests never showed anything other than mildly raised TSH & sky high antibodies.