I am currently taking 20mcg T3 with 150mcg T4. I started adding T3 8 weeks ago and increased weekly up to my prescribed dose of 20mcg which I have now been on for 5 weeks. I found a split dose during the day was leaving me exhausted so tried taking half my T3 before going to sleep at night. That didn’t really help so for the last 10 days I have been taking all of my T3 at night with my Levo. I still sleep ok, though have woken during the night for the last 3 nights, and don’t generally feel quite as tired during the day, compared to when I was taking T3 during the day, but still feel hypo and need to sleep in the afternoon.
2 days ago my GP decided to give me a blood test, with no prior warning. The test was at 9.30am and I had taken my T3 at 12.00am the night before and Levo at 10.30pm.
The blood results were as follows:
TSH 0.04 0.35 - 4.50 mIU/L
Free T4 13.90 11 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 5.4 3.9 - 6.8 pmol/L
Blood results prior to addition of T3:
TSH 0.13 0.35 - 4.50 mIU/L
Free T4 18.6 11 - 26 pmol/L
Free T3 5.2 3.9 - 6.8 pmol/L
I am waiting for a follow-up appointment to see my endocrinologist and have been told it will likely be in 6-8 weeks time.
So, do I leave things as they are?
Is the latest blood test too early to make a decision?
Or should the blood test be a slight concern seeing as I had taken my medication less than 12 hours beforehand?