Hello distant friends,
I’ve been adding T3 for the past three weeks. Background: I tried this a few times in the past years and couldn’t take it. I’d also tried NDT for two days once and no go, felt too awful.
However, trying to raise my T4 intake for three years now hasn’t gotten me anywhere. My TSH is always a little or much too high. FT3 and FT4 too low. More T4 just makes me even more tired. (My vit. & iron levels are good.) After good advice on this site, I decided to try NDT again, starting with half a grain. On the 3rd day I was again in that hyper plus hypo state, exhaustion together with unbearable wired up feeling, plus even worse brain fog.
So, I decided to add 6mcg. T3 to a lesser dose of T4, i.e. first 50 then 62 mcg instead of my previous 88, as I felt I could better control the T3 input this way. And then, after those 3 days on half a grain of NDT and two on this T3/ T4 combo, a miracle happened! For one day, I felt completely fine again for the first time in almost a year… relaxed, energetic, in a great mood. I couldn’t believe it. Well, it was only a one-day miracle but it did give me hope again.
Meanwhile things have been up and down again, not much different from T4 only symptoms, though the up days are slightly more energetic. These last days were bad but maybe also linked with the recent heat (?) My idea is to keep on going till next labs, see results, and mostly how I feel.
Eventually, I plan to try NDT again now that my body is getting used to T3 without flipping out too much (!)
A usual, advice very appreciated. And foremost: has anyone gone through this particular “hell fire” with T3/T4 combo? For how long? And ended up on the bright side?
Thanks for bearing with me in this long account.