I was hoping id have some good news for you in this blog but alas i dont.
I started taking T3 under Dr P's care just after xmas (after the saga of it actually getting here!) . Dr P's prescription was to reduce my t4 to 50mcg and commence 25mcg Cynomel in 2 doses......I however had other thoughts...i had read 'Recovering using t3' from cover to cover and decided that the CT3M method was the one to get me back to good health and work in the quickest time and would help my adrenals to heal too.
So thats what i did....stopped my t4 to clear my rt3, stopped adrenal glandular support and divided my doses into 3, then 4. The first time i took t3 i noticed a distinct difference and i remember smiling to myself...this was it...this is what ive been fighting for and look....its going to work just like i told the GP's and Endos it would.
The first week was ok, my vitals were normal, no side effects...great, increased the first dose and so on til i got to the end of the second week. Started to feel quite hypo....tired, cold, jittery, my bp, pulse and temp all dropped. I assumed an increase was required but made a telephone appointment with Dr P to check first.......Oh dear....Am i the first person who has made Dr P hold his head in his hands and look to the sky!! The conversation was uncomfortable for me as i battled with my ever failing memory to justify my actions. "So...why exactly have you stopped t4, adrenal support and not followed my plan?" eeeeekkkkk!!!!
I had to fess up to being in a great haste to feel better for work...i had a final review looming...time and sick pay has run out! But forever the gent...he forgave me...and sent me right back to the beginning....my adrenals are giving up the ghost and aren't supporting my thyroid meds......Oh No!
Its been 3 weeks now...im on 50mcg t4 and now on 38 mcg t3...and on increased adrenal support but i dont feel any better. Im tired all day particulary in the morning, my joints remain sore, my vitals are all over the place....my systolic bp is low 115/72 (in the mornings), basal temp 36.5 , pulse increases in the evenings and i feel slightly jittery. My hair and nails feel drier too. Ive to send my diaries in next friday. The other thing i've noticed is how appalling my memory is...i thought feeding my brain some t3 would of improved things but its worse than ever and im now worrying something else is causing it.
Im supposed to be returning to work first week of March but how can i? How can i not? What a mess....im no where near good health yet. I cant even draw and paint, my low confidence wont allow me to put paint to paper...im good for nothing and absolutely sick and tired of feeling sick and tired as you guys are too...So im sorry, no good news yet. Any advice gratefully received as ever