Hi I'm currently on two and three quarter grains of Erfa NDT having very slowly increased since last July after seeing Dr S. Tried Levothyroxine, but needed T3 aswell. Have been feeling pretty good. Had my blood tests at GP practice (only thing they will allow on NHS) and stupidly forgot to leave off my 5a.m. dose of half grain which I am sure affected the result of my Free T3 which was 12.0 (3.9 - 6.8 scale).
Free T4 was 19.3 (12.0 - 22.0 scale)
TSH 0.2 (0.3 - 5.5 scale)
When the results were sent to me by email the GP was concerned enough to point out that I was outside range, but was not concerned enough to allow another blood test even when I let him know that I had made a mistake. To be honest even if I went to see him he would almost certainly give me a lecture and wouldn't know what to do anyway. Dr S said it was very likely that the early morning dose gave the high reading although my Free T3 reading in December was high at 7.5 and I wasn't taking an early morning dose then.) Dr S checked me out and took my blood pressure and temperature and said absolutely fine. He said to continue and have my blood checked again in a few weeks.
Prior to seeing Dr S a couple of weeks ago I did try reducing the dose to two and half grains a day, but I felt awful so I have stuck with two and three quarter. Trouble is I am feeling like I need to increase as I am aching again in my shoulders, arms and legs and I'm feeling tired. Suddenly the last few days I have been getting out of breath when going upstairs or uphill which I haven't had at all for months now. Over the last couple of weeks I have had a few slight trembly feelings and very, very minor shakes which have dwindled to just occasionally and these sort of feelings I have always associated with overdosing.
I just don't know what to do. If I hadn't had the blood test result I would have just increased, but now I'm worrying.