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Hi I was diagnosed with Graves Disease years ago. Last year I went extremely hyper and was on Carbimazole for a year. Eventually my levels got better and when I fell pregnant I went into remission and didn't need medicated at all.

My endo said to expect a relapse after I had my baby...and he was right as I've now gone hypo. I was put on levothyroxine and am currently on 100mcg. its not helping me much and so I'm looking to buy T3.

Can someone please private message me with a reputable site to buy from please. Many thanks.

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Before you consider T3 you need to know what thyroid antibodies were tested and what the results were and you need to get thyroid blood tests TSH, FT4 and FT3 tested to get a full picture. You also need to have your vitamin levels tested B12, folate, ferritin and Vitamin D. Many people with thyroid conditions are low in these and they cause symptoms or prevent people from feeling the full benefit of levothyroxine.

If you had Graves disease it's unlikely you would become hypothyroid if you have not had radioactive iodine or a thyroidectomy so it's possible you were mis-diagnosed and actually have Hashimotos which makes the thyroid levels fluctuate between overactivity and underactivity. You will only be able to confirm this or rule it out with thyroid antibodies tests.

If you get a copy of your blood test results and post them on this forum then people can help you make sense of them and give suggestions. Once you've got a clear picture of your thyroid condition you can then consider whether you need T3 or not. You really need to be clear that you have a clinical need for it.

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For full evaluation you ideally need TSH, FT4, FT3, TT4, TPO and TG antibodies, plus vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 tested

You are unlikely to get full thyroid and vitamin testing from GP

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should be done as early as possible in morning and fasting and don't take Levo in the 24 hours prior to test, delay and take straight after. This gives highest TSH and most consistent results

Link about antibodies

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

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