From August last year I saw an endo privately. ( via telephone consults ) I have previously posted several times about my many problems with hypothyroidism. He told me very early on that my problems were due to mal absorption of liothyronine. At that time I was taking 55mcg liothyronine plus 125mcg levothyroxine daily. My T3 has been consistently just above range and he told me that was because liothyronine was passing straight through me rather than being absorbed and used.
Initially he told me to take herbal forms of eostrogen suppliments - he was convinced that my low eostrogen was causing the problem. I tried two or three different forms of eostrogen suppliment but they all made me very much worse. Then at the end of October 2020, he wrote to my gp instructing her to prescribe Propranolol 10mg three times a day. I only managed three days before I was so ill I stopped taking them.
I've read a couple of articles on this site recently about Propranolol which have said that this is used to treat hyper thyroidism. I've gone back and looked at the packets and the PIL supports this. I react very badly to everything I take so I gave up reading the PIL until I have a problem as I was told my bad reactions are psychological!
My question is :- is Propranalol ever a treatment for hypo or a malabsorption problem? It seems incredible to me that the endo should tell me that I have a problem absorbing liothyronine and then prescribe something to block levo absorption.
This follows on from eostrogen suppliments, which also blocking levo absorption. It explains why I was so ill. Can anyone explain the endo's actions or thoughts? What was he trying to achieve? Am I missing something here? At the time, I was just grateful that he agreed with me that I was hypo inspite of the bloods.