I'm puzzled. I had a doc tell me that he thought I was having trouble converting. My FT3 is low (2.0; range 2.2 - 4.4) and has been for months. I'm also low-"normal" in FT4 (1.13; range .82 - 1.77). I was afraid to do the Synthroid from the many layers of horrible I've read about it, but now I wonder is there any truth to Synthroid, or is it wholly awful. I mean, if one has high or midrange FT4, would they take t3 only? So then, who can successfully use levothyroxine or any other t4 only drugs??
I met this doc while searching for a thyroid doc. So I didn't stay with him, and while I didn't take the Synthroid he'd given me, I still wonder, is there is evidence, or do you have experience, of low conversion and low FT3, low/"normal" FT4 and doing well on Synthroid only? Is that just absolutely unreasonable?
He's 81, old school, but I honestly don't think he meant any harm. Is there a theory out there that agrees with him? If I were truly a poor converter wouldn't my FT4 be a bit higher?
Thank you in advance.