I was referred to an endocrinologist to ask if I could be started on liothyronine based on the following blood results from July 2020-
TSH low 0.13 mlU/L (range 0.27-2.50 mlU/L)
fT4 high 22.70 pmol/L (range 9.30-14.70 pmol/L)
fT3 low end of normal 4.00 pmol/L (range 3.5-6.5 pmol/L)
This was after a few increases to levothyroxine to try and increase my T3 levels. They were previously low (3 to 3.5) despite high T4 levels. I saw the consultant a couple of days ago and he agreed I might not be converting T4 to T3 well. He reduced my levothyroxine from 125mcg daily to 75mcg daily and started me on liothyronine 10mg twice daily. I haven't started these yet but should get them next week. My main recurring symptoms are abdominal bloating (all checked out-CA 125 normal, had abdo ultrasound and CT all normal. I've cut out gluten and lactose), feeling cold and tired. I still get on with my busy life as an ICU pharmacist and the usual stresses as life as a parent but I feel I need help in the energy department!
Although I'm a pharmacist I don't have a lot of experience with this drug and thought I'd ask all the experts here for any practical tips and if they agree with the dosing based on my blood results and finally if this might help me feel a little better!