Hi, I've been reading posts on this forum a long time and learning lots about thyroid disease. I recently saw an endocrinologist privately due to having constant symptoms despite "normal" blood tests results. I asked him about a prescription of t3 and he said he could not give this to me privately or on the nhs but that it does help a small number of people and many of his patients buy their t3 from abroad. He said if I increased my levo I would be close to becoming thyrotoxic.
My most recent results are as follows from beginning of the month.
TSH 1.80 (0.35-4.94)
T4 18.6 (12-22)
T3 4.07 (3.1-6.8)
Folate 8.9 (3.1-20.5)
B12 603 (187-883)
Ferritin 67.8 (10-204)
I don't have vitamin D results as they haven't tested it despite me requesting, but I've been taking vit D supplement for 6 months. The b12, ferritin and folate are all much higher than previous results last year and due to me taking supplements.
I am not able to stand my symptoms anymore and after the endo app i ordered some T3 called Tiromel and have started taking it on Friday. The Endo said I would have to drop levo from 100 mcg to 50mcg a day, and take 5mcg lio morning and afternoon. I haven't dropped the levo as my T4 isn't that high in the range. But I'm now thinking maybe I should have. I took the first quarter of a tablet on Friday and had an instant "boost" but Saturday, Sunday and today I've felt so tired after taking it, and I just fell asleep on the sofa at 5.30pm which is not usual at all for me. I get very fatigued but not to the point of not being able to keep my eyes open. I've woken up feeling very shaky and like my heart is racing. I know its only been a couple of days and the heart racing/shaking may be normal but I wasn't expecting to feel this tired. Maybe I should have reduced the levo before starting after all? And i know i should have probably posted here before I even started the t3. Maybe i don't even need T3 and should have just upped my levo! Should I ride this out and see how I feel in a few weeks? Or should I change anything? I'm taking 100mcg levo and 6.25mcg lio at 6am, and 6.25 lio at 3pm. Thank you in advance for your help!