I posted a short while ago I was concerned I was being over-medicated. Latest results show I'm just right over the bottom range on my T3.
Can anyone tell me how much to taper down to?
My endo refuses to taper me down more, and after a really bad visit - I'm now looking for another one. I have an appt with my GP next week to help me. I feel really bad. I don't plan stopping Methimazole, but I don't want to continue to take too high a dose in the meantime based on how fast I'm falling.
To complicate matters, Endo forgot to taper me off my full hyperthyroid dose of beta-blocker after I went into the normal range, so I have had symptoms with that. I'm almost completely off it in 5 days. (almost went to ER because I was blacking out prior to that)
Here are my latest results from July 31, 2018
Dosage of Methimazole prescribed: 15 mg/day
TSH .04 (range .40 - 4.50)
FT4 1.2 (range .8 - 1.8)
FT3 2.6 (range 2.3 - 4.2)
Just 17 days ago, my dosage was cut 7 days after the test below from 20 mg to 15 mg.
June 14, 2018
TSH .01 (.40 - 4.50)
FT4 1.2 (.8 - 1.8)
FT3 3.5 (2.3 - 4.2)
Please help, I'm scared.
Endo takes awhile to get back to me after blood tests, so for 7 days I was on 20mg, then last 10 days before test was on 15mg. I was also on 20mg dose when my levels were 4 times the highest end of the ranges above, and my TSH was .006. I first started treatment the end of April. My Endo says she is giving me "excellent care" for my thyroid and if I have symptoms it's nothing to do with my thryoid.
I know thyroid levels take awhile to register after dosage changes, but apparently I am responding very well to the methimazole.
Should I take 10mg or 5 mg? I don't want to rebound, but wow. Any thoughts are appreciated!