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Hello Friends,

I need your advice. I plan to switch from Levothyroxine, 100mcg to German Thybon, 20mcg. A little nervous about the transition.

For the last few weeks I have been taking 100mcg of Levothyroxine and felt a bit more energetic but I feel Levo is not doing much at all for my symptoms and weight gain is simply ridiculous.

Any advice of how I should switch? Should I continue taking, say, 50mcg of Levothyroxine and start taking 5mcg of Thybon as well? Or just switch to Thybon?

Any tips would be much appreciated.

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Yulia2010,

It will help members advise if you post your TSH, FT4 and FT3 results and ranges since you've been taking 100mcg Levothyroxine.

20mcg T3 is equivalent to 60mcg Levothyroxine so a straight swap will leave you undermedicated. If FT3 is low adding some T3 to your 100mcg should be sufficient.

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Thanks, Clutter. I haven't done any tests lately, nog since I started tsking 100mcg of Levothyroxine (I was previously on 50mcg).

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Yulia2010,

It would be advisable to check thyroid levels since you've doubled your dose before you add T3.

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Thanks, Clutter. I was thinking the same thing. Will probably have to do this first.

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