Would I be better reducing T4 currently 100mg rather than T3?
Since getting a script for T3 nearly two years ago it has changed my health( life) for the better.
I recently, 3 mths ago went gluten free and again seems to have improved other autoimmune issues so hoping when I check my bloods in a couple of months time I will have reduced antibodies..
I had the dreaded endo appointment earlier this month. My usual endo had taken a day off with no mention to patients and so was met by another. He had read my notes .. blood results from last May and on the strength of suppressed TSH wanted to reduce T3. Thankfully I persuaded him to only reduce by 5% I now have to chop the 20mg tablet in 4 and take the 15 mg but this is less than accurate of course??
My results when last posting in Nov are:-
B12 349..... 197 - 771
Vit D 64 .... 50 - 200
T4 85......... 58 -154
TSH <0.01.. 27 - 4.2
Free T4 16.. 12 - 22
Free T3 6.3. 3.1 - 6.8
Thyroglobulin 317... 0 - 115
Peroxide’s anti 97.6 0 - 34
folate 5.3 range just says >2.9
Ferritin 163. Range 23 - 150.
Endo says very worried re heart/stroke
Did not really want to listen as to how T3 had improved quality of my life. Had made up his mind before I arrived really and so appointment was not a conversation about me but about the side effects and that everybody would feel good on T3 ?
I am so tired of having to present a case and try to win over people in a position of power in a ten min appointment. There is no continuity no matter how hard you try to see the same doc/endo.
Sorry this is long
Any thoughts re suppressed TSH solution gratefully received