Should liothyronine be given under caution.
My husband was already suffering from hypothyroidism. He had been very very lethargic for several months, anemic, etc. He was diabetic and also on blood thinners due to arithmia and heart trouble.
After constant complaining to the doctor from me that he needed his t3 level checking his blood tests came back with a T3 reading of <1.5.
The endocrinologist prescribed him over the phone an extra 25mg of levothyroxine daily and 20mg of liothyronine daily.
He died two day later.
I strongly believe he should not have been given such a high dose of liothyronine. It should have been increased slowly.
Your thoughts please