I have been allowed by my GP to try out T3 instead of the T4 I have been on for 17 years (100mcg).
I was previously referred to an endo who gave me T3/T4 but I didn't improve at all and for a short time felt worse - I was on only 20mcg T3 and 50mcg T4 but only for 6 weeks.
Then I read Paul Robinson's book and decided to ask if I could do a T3 trial along with the CT3M as I knew my cortisol was low. The endo decided to discharge me into the care of my GP which seems a bit odd as she knows less than him, but I was happy to take charge of this experiment.
I am 4 weeks in nearly and so far up to 27.5 mcg T3. I am phasing this is very slowly as per Paul's suggestion so I don't get hyper symptoms.
My question is this.......... I don't know how much my body will need and I have noticed on forums that some people are taking huge amounts of T3. And yet the endo has noted that T3 is equivalent to 4x the strength of T4. I think I have read though that an average dose is 40-60mcg of T3 ....... but even this is 160-240mcg equivalent of T4. So what is going on here, and how does one tackle ones GP if they argue that this is too much?
I am just worried that I may have this conversation soon and won't know what to say. So far there have been no wonderful breakthroughs either - slightly higher temps and BP, but I am clearly still hypo so cannot claim that it's making a huge difference yet to me.
How much do people on here take of T3 and did you have any issues over getting even 40-60 mcg amounts agreed?