I'm very happy your doctor agreed to a dose increase! There's a chance him seeing your issues in black and white helped with that.
There's no way of knowing what a dose increase will accomplish. It's all wait and see.
Just for the record, it takes 3-4 wks. for the FT4/FT3 levels to stabilize after a dose increase (this information was provided to me by Elaine Moore, medical technologist and author of "Graves' Disease - a Practical Guide" among other books (including the one on LDN)
It takes 8 wks. for TSH to stabilize but we don't care about
Anyway, I hope I'm not messing anything up by suppressing my TSH so much
Please know that TSH has no physiological implications. It's similar in concept to FSH, the test we have run to see if we are in menopause. Both tests are basically status indicators.
It's the FT4/FT3 levels that can cause symptoms.
Doctors prescribing any type of T3 should know that TSH is often suppressed in people taking optimal doses.
And, while I agree about
dosing based upon how we feel, I think most of us don't know what our FT4/FT3 levels were when we were healthy.
That's why it makes sense to "try on" the types of levels healthy people have.....and see if symptoms dissipate. Tiny dose adjustments from that point forward could be trialed to address any possible residual symptoms.
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