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Here are my results from two months ago via Medichecks:

TSH 0.81 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.2)

FT4 18.3 pmol/l (12.0 - 22.0)

FT3 3.6 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)

At the time I was feeling very hypo. My FT4 was increased by my GP from 100mcgs/125mcgs alternate days to 125 mcgs each day.

The results now are (slightly different ranges as done by GP):

TSH 0.13 (0.3 - 5.5)

FT4 21 (10 - 22)

FT3 3.9 (3.1-6.8)

Obviously I ain't a good converter. I feel a lot less tired, less aches, feeling a lot brighter but but still have brain and gut issues.

I have doc appointment in the morning. I was impressed that she managed to get FT3 and she seems quite sympathetic. I'm just wondering how to play it. Should I ask for more levo or should I ask to be referred to an endo as she did mention in my last appointment that she would refer me the increase didn't sold my issues.

Is there any chance that an increase in levo will push my t3 up? I know I should probably self medicate with t3 and be done but I am concerned about the supply issues at present.

I'm based in Dorset, near Dorchester or Poole Hospitals and wonder if anyone knows which has the best endo if I go down that route. Is this really wise or is he just going to dismiss me?

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.


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foreversummer Increasing your Levo will push your FT4 over range. Your FT3 is far too low. Your conversion is very poor. It's T3 you need with maybe a small reduction in your Levo.

Add more Levo and you will probably end up making reverse T3 and even more problems. I don't think NSH doctors know about reverse T3.


Thank you seaside Suzie. If I get referred to an endo do you think he or she is likely to be interested in helping with my conversion being so bad?

If anyone has experience with endos at Poole or dorchester please private message me.

Also if anyone can let me know suppliers of t3 that would be great.



It's pot luck with endos, some would prescribe T3, others wouldn't. Those who were happy to prescribe could very well be happy to suggest you source your own and maybe even monitor you.

Email louise.roberts@thyroiduk.org.uk for a list of thyroid friendly endos, then ask for feedback from members on any in your area (replies will have to be by private message).


Thank you so much.


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