I am currently self medicating on T3 and I am doing better on T3 than I ever did on T4.
I have been on T3 for 57 days now. I am currently up to a total of 37.5 mcg of T3 taken over a period of 7am, 12pm, & 5pm. I have tried to increase further but, I start with symptoms of runny nose as if I am starting with the flu, this has happened twice, I also experience blocked ears.
The symptoms I am left with are, moody, snappy and angry, I feel very low, I have started to develop greasy skin and spots on my face and neck, zero sex drive and thrush. I can also hear myself swallow, and my ears sometime feel blocked.
I use to get thrush before my period, and then it stopped, now it's back for the first time in years and its before my period now.
I am gluten free since September 2017.
Can any one offer advice on my results please.
Testosterone & Oestradiol results
Testosterone 0.624 (0.00 -1.80)
17-BETA Oestradiol 207 follicular 98-571, midcycle 177-1153, luteal 122-1094, post-meno <183.
Ranges follicular 0.6-4.7, periovulatory 2.4-9.4, luteal 5.3-86.0, post-menopause 0.3-2.5.
DHEA Sulphate 3.840 (0.26-11.00)
Cortisol Saliva Test (4)
waking *23.800 (6.00-21.00)
12pm *7.920 (1.50-7.60)
4pm 3.370 (0.00-5.49)
before bed <1.5 (0.00-1.99)
Thyroid Results - I know when on T3 people say they are irrelevant, stopped my T3 12 hours before blood test.
TSH *0.489 (0.27-4.20)
Free Thyroxine *1.540 (12.00-22.00)
Free T3 4.27 (3.10-6.80)
Thyroglobulin antibody *201.00 (0.00-115.00)
thyroid peroxidase antibodies *50.6 (0.00-34.00)
Active B12 112.00 (25.10-165.00) was over before so dropped dosage
Folate (serum) 11.22 (2.91-50.00)
Vitamin D 116 (50.00-200.00) was over before so dropped dosage.
CRP inflammation marker 0.22 (0.00-5.00)
Ferritin 125 (13.00-150) was over range before so dropped dosage.
Iron 21.67 (6.60-26.00)
TIBC 48.37 (41.00-77.00)
Transferrin saturation 48.37 % (20.00-55.00)