At last! I think I might be getting the hang of this (she dared to say very quietly 🤣)
Short history: started on 10mcg T3/125mcg levo in March. Initial bloods looked good after 4 weeks, felt great.
Shortly after symptoms returned, so increased by 5mcg T3/ day and repeated each time symptoms came back until about 6 weeks ago when I stuck at 25mcg T3/125 levo per day.
Symptoms returned again about three weeks ago (it’s the muscle weakness for me) and as of last week my thyroid became a bit swollen which is a dead cert for low T4 for me. I suspected this might be happening anyway if I’m honest as I know T3 pushes T4 down.
So, my intention was to increase levo to 150mcg again. I’d this too much? (175 was pretty standard for me prior to my issues). Will it push my T3 too high? Am I best just to only change the levo and wait to see if I feel overmedicated?
Also for the first time over the last two days, I’ve noticed my T3 making a difference in the afternoon. As in, it doesn’t clear the muscle weakness but it helps about half an hour after my afternoon dose. Prior to this week, I’d have said it made no difference splitting the dose although I’ve always done this up until now. This has thrown me a wee bit - does that mean I need more? Surely not.
I’m slightly worried about the low TSH. I’m mean, I'm not but the endo mentioned it last time (and it was marginally better), so I know it’ll pop up in any conversation with and doc! Should I bother about it?
Anyway, results attached. Just for reference when I was on 150 mcg levo, my FT4 was around 20 on the same scale as these results. 😊