Hello all -
Thank you all of prior help on all issues!
I am seeing my doctor next week for bloodwork to determine if I'm intact taking too much T3. I was on 125mg, now on 100mg. My weight seems to have stabilized, perhaps 5 lbs above where I was before, but at least no longer gaining.
I have no hyper symptoms except occasional rapid heart beat (which my doctor says means I need MORE T3 not less) and horrible tinnitus (which I don't believe is related, but getting worse in past two weeks)
The only reason I think I could have been hyper was the weight gain on what seems to be a lot of T3...100-125....(then again, as some of you now, I was taking it with my coffee, but am NO LONGER taking it with coffee!) and anyway my T3 was above range on last test - back in April (just a bit).
ANYWAY - my doctor thinks blood tests are "useless" and he wants me to take my temperature in the morning with a glass thermometer and have me take the thyroflex test - which some of you may be familiar with (its sort of like a knee jerk test on your wrist... and obviously, a slow reaction mean hypo and a fast reaction means hyper.... last time i took it I was on 100 mg T3 and still hypo according to the test --hence increase to 125....
my question is - most everyone here DOES seem to rely on bloodwork - he will do it if I ask, if my t3 is out of range (above) does that mean I am overmedicated??? what if T3 is above range and the thyroflex test indicates I'm hypo? I look it up, it seems legit? I'm SO EFFING confused. I don't want to gain more weight :(((((((