I started on 10micrograms of T3 Sep17. After many years of asking because I have never felt well on t4 since I started taking it. I am currently taking 100mcg of T4 with 20mcg of T3. On my last visit to my Endo she was concerned as my TSH is 0.03 and said that it was not making any difference to my t3 levels and that I need to drop t3 dosage to 10mcg to increase my tsh.
Having done this back in August within 8 wks my hair started to fall out and I felt exhausted with terribly fatigue. So I increased t3 again to 20 mcg.
I would like to know if when I started taking t3 if my t4 should have been reduced ? My dosage has stayed the same 100mcg though since starting t3 the t4 level has dropped considerably and my t3 highest level is 4.8 . ( Jan17)
Most recent blood results
TSH 0.03 0.35-5.00mu/L
T4 14 9.00-24.00pmol/L
T3 4.4. 3.50-6.50pmol/L
I had loading B12 injections in June and have just recently had my 2nd 3 month injection both times I have experienced 10 days prior to injection, cramps in my left arm with pins and needles and numbess. My dr has now agreed to my b12 injection every 8 weeks.
I have my Endo appointment on the 31st and have a feeling she will withdraw my t3 based on my TSH. Should I be asking to reduce t4 to 75/50mcg and add more t3 ? Hoping that this will optimise dosage and help with symptoms. Or NDT perhaps ?
Thank you all in advance for your thoughts
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