Hey all, I won't go too much into my background of problems but I had some sort of subclinical hypothyroidism with TSH above 3.5 and T3 at the very bottom of the range. My doc prescribed me with T3 recently and it's changed my life, I felt like a new person (for a while!). Pretty much all my symptoms have improved, but I am still having trouble finding the right dose.
My doc seems to think I have some sort of thyroid hormone resistance, as I am able to take quite large doses of T3 over a day (I've taken up to 100mcg a day) and not get ANY hyper symptoms whatsoever. Right now I am taking 60mcg morning, 20mcg afternoon, and 20mcg night.
This seems to be okay, but I have read (dr lowe) that it is better to dose once daily to saturate the cells. Problem is when I started taking 60mcg all at once, I had a mild headache that lasted for an hour or so every time I dosed. This is normal from what I have read, and went away in a couple weeks, but I've tried 80 all at once and that same headache comes back. It's not bad by any means, doesn't last long... just annoying.
Anyway with all the T3 I am taking, my levels came back at 7.8 (3.2-6.4) pmol/L. Hence the suspected thyroid hormone resistance. My average resting heart rate is 68bpm, my morning temps come in at around 97.1f (96.4 per-medication) and my afternoon temps come in at 98.1f and the highest I've seen is 98.2f (pre-medication I never even hit 98f). So by any means I am not hyper.
Anyone got more experience with T3 only that might help me get to optimal dosing and schedule? I feel like I could tolerate more T3, perhaps at once but I just want to see what everyone else does. My doctor is good as he is helping me through this, but he says what I am doing goes against convention so is a bit worried.