I've just returned from a visit to the GP following recent blood draw. I've been on 100mcg levothyroxin daily for the last 4 months but my GP now wishes to reduce that to 100mcg and 75mcg on alternate days. These are the latest results ... and I'd appreciate your comments. (I'm not of the opinion I need to reduce my dose - and actually wonder if I have a conversion problem.)
TSH. 0.09. (0.35 - 5.50 mu/L)
Free T4 20.5. (9.00-22.70pmol/L)
Free T3 4.5. (3.50-6.50pmol/L)
She is aiming for a TSH of 0.5 as suggested by the endocrinologist.
She tells me that if overmedicated it can cause heart problems, and osteoporosis in the longer term. I did argue the case that both T4 and T3 were in range, so why did I need to have a dose reduction? My main symptom is constipation which, although improved, hasn't been resolved - and I take Magnesium Citrate daily to manage it.
I would appreciate your views on these latest results (blood was taken first thing in day with no thyroxin or food before).