Posted 10/17/2014 9:14 AM (GMT -6)
Hi everyone, about 2 months ago I added 12.5mcg of T3 to 75mcg Levothyroxine (reduced from 100mcg) to help with being ill for too long on just Levothyroxine (self medicating). I've seen a great improvement but I feel like I'm only about 50% to feeling normal.
When I was at my worse & before adding T3 my tsh & T4 were optimal but my T3 was low at 2 (1.5 - 4).
My latest results show that tsh has dropped to 0.6 (0.3 - 5), Free T4 is good at 1.20 (0.8 - 2) and Free T3 is still not optimal at 2.8. I'm aiming for somewhere between 3.5 & 3.8.
So how do I adjust the dosages of Levothyroxine & T3 in order to raise T3 levels without reducing tsh levels?
What I need to do is raise tsh slightly (so I'm not bordering on hyperthyroidism), keep T4 roughly where it is but raise T3 levels. I would really appreciate any advice.