My Endo wants me to drop my NDT from 1 3/4 grains (split doses) down to 1 grain to add T3 of 20mcg per day in.I showed DIO2 positive 11months ago and its now been agreed at my expense to add T3 to see if this helps all symptoms, mainly gut pain and function and weakness and fatigue. I am wasting away as i simply havnt been able to fully sort the gut on NDT alone.
I still dont understand (might be the brain fog !) why Endo wants to see a higher TSH by reducing the NDT to 1 grain, he says despite NDT there should still be a registering of TSH. I feel i do best when my T4 is arond 18-20 and T3 around 6.......
That said, why cant i just add T3 to the 1 3/4 grains of NDT say starting with 2.5mcg in the morning and 2.5 mcg in the evening, would that be how to do it ?
Or if i reduce to 1 grain of NDT do i have to reduce down from 1 3/4 gradually or do i go straight to 1 grain a day, and then how many days weeks till i start adding T3 ? Bearing in mind i feel absolutely dreadful now, very weak ,v difficult to absorb (have hypochlorhydria, difficult at present to take HCL as have ulcer)
Last test T4 13.1 (9-23) , FT3 5 (2.5-5.7) , TSH 0.02 (0.3-4.2) , Vit D 99 (70-150) , B12 active 234 (37.50-188) , Ferritin 84 (13-150) rest of Iron, FBC, Glucose, Liver all good.
I hope someone can advise me please, im exhausted fighting for my health like so many of us on here.
Every best wish G.