Decisions … decisions … decisions but the truth is we all got to make them & for ourselves, our own health when the dr.'s fail to do anything but say you're okay, your blood's are fine. So, is it T4-only, T4-T3 combo or NDT? I would like to get the (right, for me) T4-T3 combination but, alone with an endo who commiserates, at least, it is hard.
I have taken T3 only, for the past two days and skipped T4 completely & I actually feel a bit better. I was reducing the T4 from 75, while upping the T3 from a prescription 5mcg to 7.5 and I cut the T4 Synthroid pill in half because it was giving me heart palipatations until the past two nightsWednesday & Thursday night, as I took only T3, and when I woke up, at the usual palipatation time (about 3 hours after I ingest the T3) I barely felt anything. I'm really in unknown territory here, I know, but I so dislike T4 I am at my wit's end as to what to do about it. It gives me these heart palipatations which T3 appears not to, so......? I am in a bind, not sure what I will do but one thing I won't do is ask my doctor what to do; he took me off T4/T3 combo and stuck me on T4 only and when I called the Endo his sec/nurse said I had to call my primary doctor to get another appointment with him because of the insurance procedures. I very barely made it through last night, Thursday, (without taking some T4) because the tendency to “obey the doctor,” as my mother always said (as everyone always said, it is ingrained into our minds) kept ringing in my ears, along with the tinnitus, but I held fast, for some “unknown” reasoning, and woke up this morning feeling great. I took my temperature. I usually have ice-cold hands and feet early in the mornings and late in the evenings but not this morning. Also, I usually have a temperature anywhere from 94-95 to mid 96's. This morning it was 97.5, the highest I usually ever experience and that in the afternoon, not first thing in the morning.
I really can't discern if this is a “temporary” state or not but why would I (now) (re)take anymore T4?
I can only wonder what comes next. I realize T3 is said to be good for the heart and adrenals and that cortisol and hydrocortisone may help if I have adrenal fatigue but, right now, I'm just trying to figure out if I should take a low dose of T4 this evening or stick it out another night, the 3rd, on T3 alone?