In my last post I explained that I had started taking T3 and that the results were amazing. I said I was nervous to tell my endo but I have now done so. When I saw him in April I had been taking 12.5 of T3 FOR two months along with 75mcg of thyroxine. My results were..
TSH <0.01 (0.35-5.00)
FREE T4 14.4 (9.0-21.0)
Total T3 2.2 (0.9-2.5)
I felt fantastic although probably a little hyper.
He was very concerned I was sourcing my T3 from Greece and decided to give me a private prescription. He also said he was concerned the my TSH was undetectable and to reduce my T4 to 50mcg and my T3 to 10mcg. I told him I was feeling very well and didn't want to reduce but he insisted. 10 weeks later my results were.
TSH 0.02. T4 10.8 AND TOTAL T3 1.6.
I felt cold exhausted breathless and gained 3 kilos. He insisted I stay the same and said my symptoms were not because of my treatment. And to leave the medication the same for another 10 weeks. I have done so but have been exhausted and so breathless
I had my bloods done Thursday last week and the results are ..
TSH 0.03 . T4 10.9 and T3 1.5 very little change.
He is still insisting that these results are fine although he would prefer my TSH higher. I told him I feel terrible my eyes and face are puffy I am exhausted and so breathless I have closed my Guesthouse because I just can't cope. My mind is totally confused and I can't concentrate.
He wants me to have my bloods done in three months. I can't stay like this for the next three months. Is he right to be so concerned about a low TSH? He said because my thyroid had grown back he is worried about a thyroid storm. With these results it doesn't look like my own thyroid is producing any thyroxine. But of course I am very worried.
PLEASE can someone advise me....
Thank you ..