Hi. Firstly thank you for reading. I am a Graves patient. What I would like to know is will a replacement therapy of levothyroxine help me? When my T4 gets low I feel very sad, depressed. My T4 to T3 ratio is high and what has been happening is my T4 gets to the bottom of the range and my T3 is still over.
Example of blood results on 200mg PTU
T4 10 range 10-26
Y3 12.3 range 2.0-6.0
When not on any ATD drugs is had
T4 94.0 range 10-26
T3 45.8 range 2.0-6.0
I went to my dr today and said I would like to go on to block and replace. He said he couldn’t prescribe levothyroxine and that he would need an endocrinologist to do this. He said my T3 is so high because I have Graves.
Am I being an idiot asking for T4? Will T4 help me? I was asked at my dr appt today several times to consider RAI, Surgery. I was also asked several times to consideration anti depressants and anti anxiety medication.
I have said today I will not consider these permanent solutions because we have not exhausted every ATD solution.
Have I made myself look like an idiot? Will T4 help or is it all about the T3?