HI! Am new here... I've been on 1 grain Nature Throid and 50 mcg of compounded cytomel for about three months. I know for a fact I respond terribly (instant weight gain, fibro pain, etc...) right away when I up the NT or take ANY T4 at all (only good thing is that my eyebrows start growing in, but not worth it ;-). Same thing happens when I up any iodine. My new Dr suggested getting rid of the NT/T4 and bumping up immediately to time release T3 to 75mcg, and 2 weeks later going to 100mcg assuming I feel okay. I am scared b/c I am working on Adrenals (also, zinc is quite low, and Iodine is quite low) and my TSH is already .01 and my T4s are all LOW in the labs (RT3 is also low though, so go figure!). What will happen to the T4 levels whenI up the T3, and I swear it will look like i am dead on paper! All the info I find is about how the TSH is high and i would love to hear any real stories from people about their experience shifting to high doses of cytomel/T3. My symptoms are weight gain, dry skin, puffy face and tons of water retention, SIBO, eyebrows falling out, etc... TIA!
LABS: May 3rd - Fasting, 9am.
TSH .01 LOW (Range .5-5.5uiU/mL)
FT4 .41 LOW (Range .89-1.76 ng/dL)
Total T4 1.7 LOW (Range 4.5-10/9ug/dL)
FT3 4.4 HIGH (Range 2.30-4.20 lg/mL)
Total T3 173 (RANGE 60-181 ng/dL)
Thyroglobulin IGG AB <12 (Range 0-40 IU/ml)
Thyroid Perocxidase Antibodies <4 (Range 0-25 IU/ml)
Thyroglobulin 1.6 LOW 9Range 2.8-55 ng/mL)
Cortisol Serum 12.1 (Range 3.09-25)
Iodine Serum 20 LOW (52-109mcg/L)
Zinc RBC 750 ( Range 794-1470)
Alkaline Phosphatase 44 LOW (Range 45-129 U/L) THIS IS ALWAYS LOW! I know it has to do with my zinc though...
B12 741 (
Range 211-91 pg/mL)