I'm pretty much a lurker on this site, but I would be grateful for some contribution now.
Between December 2010 and November 2012 I was treated with liothyronine (T3) only, up to 30 mcg per day. When I first started taking it, the improvement in my symptoms was immediate, but over the next six months it sort of dropped off and after a year I started to have a horrible mixture of hypO and hypER symptoms that no-one could advise me about.
I stopped taking it last autumn, weaning myself off it over about six weeks and have been unmedicated since the middle of November.
Test results on 26 November 2012
TSH (0.35-6) 4.2
FT4 (9-26) 10.2
FT3 (2.8-7) 3.8
I saw an endo with these results and he told me that I was not hypo, I had never been hypo and they had been treating me 'by mistake' for the last two years! He proposed to check my results one more time and then discharge me.
Since then I have not been feeling too bad, but my sleep patterns are disturbed again, like they were before I started T3 and I am having terrible problems with carpal tunnel as well as other symptoms creeping back. My basal body temperature is still generally below 36 and often below 35.
Test results on 18 February 2013
TSH (0.35-6) 2.8
FT4 (9-26) 12
FT3 (2.8-7) 4
I know he's going to say I'm fine, but bearing in mind how I feel, I'm not convinced, I think those frees are way too low, but how do I argue this?
I'd appreciate anybody's input. Thanks in anticipation.