This is my 2nd post and the community was so helpful first time round I would be grateful for your advise on my current situation.
Recap: 48 year old female working overseas for 6 years and diagnosed with hashimotos 6 years ago. Been very happy on 100mcg eutirox/synthroid (t4) and 12.5mcg cytomel (t3). Returned to UK with 6 months of cytomel only to have a battle with GP re t3. Been waiting for 6 months for appointment with Endocronologist at Maidstone Hospital . Appointment isn't for another month. However Endo has written to GP stating I must continue to be prescribed t3 until I see him. Cytomel unavailable so was prescribed 12.5mcg liothyronine . Been having very unsettling chest pains and spent Christmas thinking I was going to have a heart attack. So panicked I have stopped taking the liothyronine on Jan 1st. Chest pains have stopped and I feel ok but have continuous heartburn, acid reflux and burping a lot!
Is liothyronine the same dosage as Cytomel? Are my digestive issues related to no or low T3 in system?
Just received my blood test results taken on 21st December in the afternoon 8 hours after taking levo and 48 hours after I ran out of cytomel feeling like Id been hit on the back of the head by a baseball bat
I did ask for ferritin and t3 to be tested but they haven't done it. However they have done other tests which I didnt know I was having and don't know what they are for.
Print out is marked as all satisfactory /normal and no further tests required.
Serum vitamin B12 219 range 180-914 (low but noted as satisfactory)
Serum folate 3.4 range 3.10-20 (low but noted as satisfactory)
Serum TSH 0.2 range 0.27 - 4.20 (low but noted as satisfactory)
Serum free t4 16.6 range 12-22
Serum total bilrubin 7 range <21
Total alkaline phophatase 63 range 30-130
Serum ALT level 25 range <33
Serum albumin 52 range 35-50 (this is higher than range but I don't know what it is)
Grateful for your interpretation. I now know the test should have been done in the morning and without taking the levo.
GP seems totally uninterested so I don't see any point in returning. Will try to wait it out til appointment with Endo in a month.
Anyone here have an experience with Endos at Maidstone Hospital. Do they prescribe T3?
As i said I was ticking along very nicely when overseas and hadn't really looked into my condition. i have learned an enormous amount from this forum. Thanks in advance for your thoughts