Hi all, after 12 months seeing an endocrinologist, going up to 150mcg of T4 achieving nothing more than palpitations, he recently agreed to try combination. He immediately reduced T4 to 75mcg overnight and added 20mcg T3 (sourced myself from Germany). This was 4 weeks ago now and I have gradually gone backwards, lots of aches, low mood and fatigue. Made me realise the increased T4 prior had benefited me to some degree.
Anyway, good enough, my endo has agreed to see me tomorrow at short notice. I have had rushed bloods done showing: Free T3 6.6, T4 13.7 and TSH .02. In July when at 150mcg T4 my bloods showed Free T3 5.5, T4 22.3 and TSH .01.
I know its a big ask but if anyone can help explain should I be feeling better by tomorrow or what questions to ask, that would be brilliant. I am off travelling in India in just 3 weeks and need to feel better than this :(.
The bit I also don't understand is if T3 is active, why did his team tell me it takes up to 8 weeks? I assume he couldn't have just decreased the T4 so quickly either if that's the case. But the way its left me feeling, perhaps that's the problem - any help from all you knowledgeable people will help, thanks