Just received the results for my first blood test after incorporating T3 into my regimen:
100mcg T4, 18.75mcg T3
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE *0.218 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20
FREE THYROXINE 16.700 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00
FREE T3 5.55 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80
Here's the result from June on T4 only:
150 mcg T4
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 0.983mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20
FREE THYROXINE 20.500pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00
FREE T3 4.44pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80
Any comments on the above ? Should I try adding a little more T3 to get it up to an even 25mcg tablet ? Or should I up the Levo to 125mcg ?
In terms of symptoms I do feel more normal but I have found T3 a bit of a rollercoaster at times - the biggest issue has been how to dose it.
I started trying to split it throughout the day but I was left feeling dead earlier on (air hunger, tiredness) so I've started taking it all in one go. This was a bit intense initially as I feel like I was on speed almost but it seems to have settled down.
In any event I can see why doctors are anxious about prescribing T3 - it's a much trickier treatment than T4 that's for sure.