Hello lovely folks,
I have Hashimoto's and I am on 75mcg T4 and 35mcg T3. My last blood test results (taken on 23 of November) were:
Tsh <0.01 (range 0.3 - 5), FT4 9.4 (range 9 - 21), TT3 2.1 (range 0.9 - 2.5)
(Neither Dr's or Endo will test FT3)
I have been through many combinations of T3 and T4 and found that this combination made me feel great when I was off work for a few months, but since I've been back at work I've been feeling dreadful again.
So, I was wondering if I should take more T3 even if it will make my blood results over the range limit, and just use how my body feels to tell if I'm over-replaced?
Does anyone do this?
Has anyone had good experiences/bad experiences doing this?
What do you do when the Dr's want to test your levels? (I currently get both my T4 and T3 prescribed so if my levels were above range they would cut what they were prescribing meaning I had to rely more on buying from abroad)
I'm thinking topping up T3 rather than T4 as adding in T3 is what made the real difference to me throughout this (although I did also feel terrible when my T4 went below range). Also I know how to buy T3 on-line (not so sure if you can get T4 on-line?).
I know my T4 is quite low, but when I was on T4 only and it was up at 14 and 15, I felt awful and didn't feel better until the T3 was added in.
I've had my vitamins checked, and have had lots of advice regarding that, and advice about going gluten free, and how to take my T3/T4, but at the moment I'm just looking for information on this specific issue rather than advice on other means of trying to feel better.
Thanks for reading.