About two weeks ago I posted some questions but unfortunately I did not get a response. Maybe my post was too complex.
Since I still am confused, especially about my Cytomel dosage, would anyone please take a look and advise?
Tested Jan. 7, 2019 (private lab):
FT3 (2.63-5.71 pmol/L): 4.27
RT3 (0.14-0.54 nmol/L): 0.28
T3 (0.98-2.33 nmol/L): 1.22
Ratio T3/RT3 (> 6.00): 4.3
Tested Nov. 23, 2018 (hospital lab):
TSH (0.4-4 mU/l: <0.02
FT4 (10.0-24.0 pmol/l): 15.1
T3 (1.20-3.40 nmol/l): 1.79
I am confused that my T3 is pretty low and my FT3 is in the mid of the range. Does anyone know how this is possible and what is means?
Is Cytomel in the blood T3 or FT3?
Does anyone have any weird side effects of Cytomel? I mean side effects that are not the typical range of symptoms due to too low or too high dosage? I am asking because I have mainly hypo symptoms but am experiencing a new symptom that I would consider hyper. Since the increase of my Cytomel dosage in July 2018, I no longer have cold hands and I was very happy about that. But lately they are getting warmer and warmer, especially the fingers, and the skin of my fingers is extremely dry and coming off, making my fingers very sensitive and vulnerable. Creams/lotions do not do much. Would this possibly mean that my Cytomel/levo-ratio (20 mcg/0,15mg) is incorrect?
I would be very happy to read your thoughts on this. Thanks so much!