Hi all, I'm on T4 100 mcg and 10 mcg T3 and have been for nearly 18 months. I used to be on 125mcg T4 and 20/24 mcg T3 before that but my NHS doctor removed T3 completely and my health did a u-turn. I felt much better on the higher amount but can't say I have ever felt totally 'well'. Since being back on T3 alongside T4, I have been better but am very up and down and am feeling awful at the moment. I was diagnosed 15 years ago from symptoms by the wonderful Dr Skinner who saw I had a conversion problem even then - T4 on its own did nothing. I have just this year found out why - I have the defective DI02 gene.
Because of this, I am interested in trying T3 only to see if it helps. How should I do this? Do I need to come down incrementally on T4 first and if so, how much by and for how long? Or can I just remove T4 straight away and raise my T3 doses until I feel good? How long should I leave it to judge if it's working?
I am trying to get time to talk to my doctor too but his surgery is closing soon so am at my wit's end and need advice. Sorry for all the questions - please help!!