So GP (receptionist) called this morning after blood test on Friday. Blood test shows I am "overmedicated and need to reduce from 100mcg to 75mcg"
Blood test wasn't for thyroid monitoring but type 1 diabetes monitoring so TSH only no T3 or T4.
I said no as my brilliant endocrinologist prescribed this dose and I don't believe the GP should interfere especially as no testing of T4 and T3.
I should add I do have Hashimotos (Autoimmune). Last year in August I felt all the symptoms of overmedication and reduced Levothyroxine from 100mcg to 50mcg. Since then as T3 has been right of the bottom of the range so I've increased Levo slowly as that's all my body can tolerate, to quick and I get symptoms of overmedication. I have no palpitations/high BP/tremor/waking up weak and shaky as I had before on 100mcg. I actually feel ok - starting to lose weight, less tired etc.
So am I correct in think that TSH alone is utterly useless? I need T3 and T4 testing before changing dose?
And are there any other factors that might explain the low TSH? I just has a very nasty stomach bug? I am in a state of ketosis will that effect results? The heat? Hashimotos flare?
T3 at last test (9th April) was 3.9 (3.1-6.9) Up from 3.7 in Jan
TSH - April 1.34 (0.27-4.2) was 1.6
T4 - April 20.9 (12-22) was 17.7
Since April have adopted the Autoimmune Protocol diet (was already GF as coeliac) so this could have aided conversion?
Thank you for your time.