I've just got back my MMH test results after 8 weeks on my increased dose.
Previously, these were my results, which were on 75mcg Levo (Mercury Pharma) and 10mcg Lio (Morningside)
TSH 1.34 (0.35-5)
FT4 12.6 (9-21) 30% range
TOTAL T3 1.5 (0.9-2.5) 37.5% range but Total, not Free T3
Following this my endo increased my levo dose to 100mcg daily and kept my T3 at 10mcg. I requested to change my Levo prescription to Teva as I am mildly lactose intolerant.
TSH 0.12 (0.27-4.2)
FT4 20.6 (12-22) 86% range
FT3 5.4 (3.1-6.8) 62.16% range
It would seem that I am absorbing Teva levo rather better than Mercury Pharma, as that's a big jump for just a 25mcg increase! Obviously I can't really compare the T3 results, unfortunately.
Sypmtom wise I felt pretty bad on the 75/10, no better than on Levo alone, to be honest. After increasing to 100/10 I did have a noticeable improvement - I had a lot more energy, was less achey and stiff, and was able to do more - simple things such as walk to the shop and back without needing to lie down for several hours to recover!
However, I would not say I felt 'optimal' (whatever that is!) and in the last week or so I have been feeling worse again - very tired, needing to go to bed in the afternoon, insanely cold feet etc.
When last tested my nutrient levels were good and I have been continuing to supplement.
I do have the DIO2 gene polymorphism.
The Monitor My Health results say I'm showing 'subclinical hyperthyroidism' because of the low TSH - I know this is nonsense, of course. I have an NHS test booked for next week though, so I'm preparing myself my GP will freak out about this.
Could anyone suggest what I could do next in terms of a dose change? I need to make an appointment with my endo but I'd like to have some ideas ☺️
I'm thinking possibly reducing Levo slightly, and maybe requesting Lactose free T3 - only problem is that only comes in 20mcg tablets.
Suggestions and comments more than welcome ☺️