Would a lower dose of levothyroxine perhaps make my thyroid work a little?
I've got Hashi's, currently on an average 57mcg levo daily, & have just heard from my GP that I can increase it based on my latest test:-
TSH 4.1 mu/l (0.55-4.80)
Free T4 10 pmol/L (9-23)
Free T3 3.2 pmol/L (3.50-6.50)
Kudos to my GP - she got FT3 measured! Ferritin, folate & B12 are all good, vitamin D is getting there gradually. Based on my symptoms I do need an increase.
She suggested 75mcg daily, so about 30% more. My question is, if I start with a smaller rise & see how my symptoms develop, could that theoretically encourage my thyroid to work a bit more? And a lower dose now would leave more room for an increase later. Or would it be better to take the full dosage suggested by the GP & so help lower my antibodies?
I suppose it's mostly "suck it & see", so see how I feel in 6/8 weeks, but I'd like to know what you knowledgeable people would recommend first.