Prior to taking Cytomel my tsh was 2.1, ft4 was 1.0, and ft3 was 2.5.
After a month and a half on Cytomel 18.5mg my ft4 was .7 (.8-1.8) ft3 was 2.5 (2.3-4.2) and tsh 1.3. I did not take my medication for 24 hours prior to testing. It appears that adding 18.5mg's of only t3 has not increased my ft3 level at all, and it's brought down my ft4 levels and tsh.
Needless to say, I felt like even more crap than I did to begin with after taking t3 only. Instead of adding more t3, I decided to try 50mcg of Levo, while slowly reducing my cytomel so I don't have too many terrible hypo symptoms as I transition.
So for the last 3 weeks, I have been on Cytomel 12.5mg (down from 18.5mg) and 50mcg of Levo. My question is, can I expect my ft4 levels to reach at least the 1.0+ range on this dose of Levo? The Cytomel wasn't even helping with my ft3 level at 18.5mg's so at 12.5, I suspect it is helping even less. And as I continue to gradually reduce the Cytomel as the t4 builds up in my system, I am hoping to see my ft4 and ft3 rise, provided I am able to convert. Which I am pretty sure I can convert. Doc put me on t3 only first to help with the depression symptoms as well as low thyroid. I wish now I'd just started on t4 and seen how well I convert.
Does this sound like a pretty good plan? over the past three weeks I have definitely felt better, so I know I must be able to convert.
Also, as I asked before, can I expect my ft4 levels to reach at least the 1.0+ range on 50mcg of Levo? And is the 50mcg Levo likely to surpress my tsh below .5?