12 weeks into CMT3 and I’m getting excited and very optimistic that this really works for me and hopefully for many others.
Currently on: Doses: 21.75mcgs @ 3.15am, 12.5mcgs @ 10.00-10.30pm, 12.5mcgs @ 3.30pm.
Signs & Symptom readings since week 10: Typically slightly dropped on the Temps, hovering just under 98’s BP stable but also lower at around 105/72 ish. HR slightly higher 75-80’s
It’s a very tricky balancing act and I wish I could say I’m completely tuned into it all by now, but I’m not. It’s not too difficult recording readings though so long as I’m working from home. I do feel a bit of a plonker getting out my thermometer and Pulse Oximeter on the bus and train! I’ve drawn the line at doing BP’s out and about! I’d get locked up.
I clearly need to make another move but will seek guidance here first.
The last two moves I made had quite an impact.
Move 1: Moving the Dose 1 further forward by just 15mins as advised had me over sleeping and showing a drop in BP and Temps for the first 2/3 hrs. upon waking. A week later I’m back to waking at 6am but BP has stayed low.
Move 2: I increased both Dose 2&3 by 2.5mcgs and enjoyed higher everything’s! Energy levels stayed up all day.
I still have faltering moments where my signs and symptoms throw up unusual readings and then I’m not too sure what to do, usually I do nothing and wait and see! This has served me well so far and I am taking it very slowly still. I have had no ill effects from taking T3 so far ?.
Hypothyroid symptoms. Big Smile ?. They have almost all gone. I now only wake at night around 2am, usually followed by a hot sweat (sorry) and then of course for the T3 Dose 1(big pain, always in dream land, ? last one I was enjoying listening to a mad Professor demonstrating how to stop the flow of blood from a neck wound using only double cream! Weird)
I feel so much younger and livelier simply because my brain is keeping pace with my body- or is it the other way round? The old women syndrome is fading thank goodness. Don’t know but I can also say that my Adrenals hopefully have improved as I can now ride my bike without a total collapse the next day. Even bigger smile ?.
One symptom that has decreased but not gone away is the hot flashes, and I think it’s linked to low T3 as I feel it’s an adrenal rush to help me out. Love to hear your advice please?
I’m writing down every Hot Flash like a train spotter just to see if I can get a pattern going!
Very early days yet but going forward is a very nice feeling.
I do need help though and if anyone can suggest how I might bring back those early morning Temps and BP’s I would be grateful.
I think I may be putting a bit too much strain on the Adrenals first thing and maybe need to move backwards again.
I also wonder if I have now cleared RT3 from my system and maybe need to increase dosing, I’m not too sure here as I thought I’d read that when RT3 was cleared you could drop T3. But also you might need more. I’m finding it a little tricky as I generally feel good and wonder if this is about where I should stay. I guess re testing Adrenals and Bloods will be a good idea at this stage.
I am seeing my GP for the first time since starting T3 next week to hopefully prove my progress. My first ever Endo appt may follow. Lets see.