I started taking T3 (5mcg SR) 6 days ago and seem to be getting more and more tired by the day. I also have had almost mild flu symptoms since starting (full ears, headache, just feeling off). I am wondering if anyone has experienced this and if I should persevere with the T3 if it will subside after time, or just get more pronounced? I originally started on 10mcg T3 but it was way too intense for me and I couldn't cope. Wondering if direct T3 might be a better option? Any help would be appreciated.
My situation is that I have HPA axis dysfunction including hypo thyroid and what I believe is adrenal fatigue (but my treating physician refuses to acknowledge adrenal fatigue citing that it is "old school" thinking and that it is the signalling that is the problem, not the adrenals - hence, she has never ordered a 24 hour cortisol saliva test). I am currently doing an 8 week Large Intestine gut healing protocol off the back of a 4 week Small Intestine protocol, so my digestion is compromised and from what I read here, that can affect the SR uptake of the T3. I had a full hysterectomy a year ago and so my hormones were all over the place. I also suspect my liver is not functioning optimally, although tests show all is fine. I am on about a million supplements and my diet is very clean (no gluten, dairy, alcohol, caffeine) - mostly meat and veg. I stick with my current physician because I think she is on the right track with the gut healing protocol, however, she is very dismissive of my symptoms (even though HPA axis dysfunction is her specialty) and it is difficult to get answers from her, so I have to do a lot of research on my own. The last time it was tested, my RT3 was quite high. My body is very sensitive to treatment and hormones. I was off work for over a year with all of this stuff and only started back a couple of months ago. Although my hormones / moods were becoming more balanced, my exhaustion was unpredictable and interfering with my life, which is why my doctor prescribed T3 in the first place. The T3 seemed to work well for day 1 and 3 but otherwise, I just am feeling more and more tired and off. I would appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank You!