So, following my long awaited endo appointment last week I actually got them to prescribe me T3. 5mcg in addition to my 75mcg of T4. Not much I know, but something. Been taking it for 3 days and already noticed a couple of things.
1. I do feel my mood improved a bit. My partner commented I seemed calmer than usual last night and I can feel myself wanting to do things again, though whether or not I have energy to do said things in questionable. Must aim to not overdo things now.
2. I start getting sleepy from about noon and yesterday I could barely keep my eyes open by 5pm, had to go have a nap for an hour, and then only woke up a bit more after eating dinner. Ironically still had trouble sleeping come 1am, but not nearly so bad as the previous week were I often couldn't sleep til 3-4am. at least got to sleep by 2am. Still, given my usual (this year) status of feeling more awake as the day goes on (my cortisol goes up, not down) this extreme sleepiness is a bit disturbing, if possibly heading the right direction for my insomnia being relieved.
I'm suspecting this afternoon sleepiness is coming from having been instructed to take my little dose of T3 in the morning all at once. Contemplating if it might be worth cracking out the pill cutter and taking 2.5mcg in morning (I'd been setting 8am alarm to take it well away from my food as I can't easily get up til 9.30-10am anyhow) and 2.5mcg at say noon to avoid the sleepiness, but not sure the dose would be enough to do anything much split.
Has anyone else experienced increased sleepiness in the afternoon starting T3, is this just something that goes away once the body gets used to taking T3 in addition to T4 or a sign I really need split doses?