I posted here a few weeks back after I had some private blood tests done and shared the results with my GP.
I ordered some T3 online, and it arrived today! I'm nervous to try it without being directly prescribed, but I'm certain that just increasing my T4 (levothyroxine) wouldn't help (which is what my GP suggested) as I'm already out of the top end of fT4 range. My TSH could do with being lower, so I wonder if I do increase the T4 as per my GP advice, or just try the T3.
I'm on 150mcg levothyroxine Daily and take 1x210mg ferrous fumarate bd. And added 5000IU vitamin D daily after I got these test results. I'm also taking a selenium supplement but I can't remember the dose, and I don't have it nearby.
I read it is suggested to reduce T4 by 50mcg and add 10mcg T3 replacement, but I wonder as my TSH is a bit higher than I would like, I should stay at 150mcg T4 and just add the T3. I have 25mcg T3 tablets - should I half/quarter them and see how I go? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
30Jun2017 bloods for info:
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 2.95 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.20 )
FREE THYROXINE *22.1 pmol/L (12-22)
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 135.7 nmol/L (59-154)
FREE T3 4.45 pmol/L (3.10-6.80)
REVERSE T3 *34 ng/dL (10-24)
T3 RATIO *8.52 (15.01-75.00)
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY *513.400 IU/mL (0.00 - 115.00 )
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES *399.7 IU/mL (0.00-34.00)
VITAMIN B12 395.6 pmol/L ( 140.00 - 724.00 )
FOLATE (SERUM) 11.02 ug/L 25 (2.91-50.00)
OH VITAMIN D 50.27 nmol/L (50.00-200.00)
Interestingly, my ferritin came back as 143.8 when it was 55 only 2 weeks earlier... the only thing I did was cut out dairy and gluten in case it was slowing iron absorption.... I am going to retest again in a couple of months.