I've been looking into obtaining Liothyronine (probably Tiromel 25 mcg) to supplement the Levothyroxine I currently take. Hypothyroidism runs in my family - I've been on T4 since I was 19 and my daughter since she was 11. Both of us can maintain our weight but struggle to lose it and both of us need to. It affects our self-confidence everyday and I'm desperate to find a solution. I'm also struggling with depression and I've read that T3 can help with that too. The only thing I'm unsure about is the amounts to take. I have been taking 137.5 mcg levothyroxine (averaged over 2 days) for the last year or more. My last results (29/09/21) were:
FT3 4.1 (4.0 - 6.6)
FT4 13.6 (no range given)
TSH 0.02 (0.34 - 5.6)
My GP wants to decrease my levo because my TSH is suppressed. I have many hypo symptoms. My Serum ferritin (33 ug/l) is apparently low but everything else is normal, including Vit D.
I'm thinking of starting on 1/4 of a 25 mcg T3 tablet twice a day for the first month then upping to 1/2 a tablet twice a day. I'm also thinking I should reduce the T4 to 100 mcg daily which is what my GP wants to do anyway.
Does anyone have any advice/suggestions?