Im in week 6 of t3 only treatment and still working to find my optimal dose. I started at around 15 mcg a day and am now up to 80 mcg a day. I use ct3 method so 15mcg at 530am then 15 to 20 mcg around 9, another 15mcg 1pm, 4 or 5pm, and then 8pm. The more i take the more like my old self i feel. I had hashis for 8 years and just this past year was able to get my antibodies down to single digits. However, on this t3 only ive had pretty big jump in weight gain--9 pounds in 5 weeks. I do not have the hyper symptoms of being on 'too much' such as loose bm or racing heart. If anything im a little opposite..im sometimes still sluggish and sometimes gasping for breath as a t3 dose wears off.
At my best weight and best feeling i was taking 175 mcg of synthroyd but i crashed after about 8 months and was then told i was on too much.
My t4 only med before starting t3 only was pure liquid t4 at 112 mcg but still i was w hypo symptoms and could not lose the extra puff of 10 pounds i shouldnt be carrying.
My question is has anyone else seen a spike in weight gain as they switched over to t3 only? If so were you able to resolve it with increase in t3? How long did that take? My guess is that as my body flushes the half life of the t4 only treatment and my high reverse t3 im now not on enough t3 to adequatly replace the conversion that was occuring from my 112 mcg t4 into t3. Alot of times people are going on t3 because they feel they arent converting from t4 to t3 but if they were converting ok then that 112 mcg t4 dose would have given me more t3 than the 80 mcg im doing currently yeah? Am i just fishing for reasons to keep hiking my t3--probably! But with a still sometimes sluggish bowel and a 9 pound weight gain i feel like my body is telling me: hey we like this direct t3 to the cells thing but its not enough for me to run on.
I want to be running optimally so im not winded between doses and my metabolism kicks in properly. Tia for any and all feedback.