| | Here are my levels
My inital diagnosis for hypothyroidism was in Feb 2004.
TSH : 232.60 (0.40 - 5.80)
T3 : 40 ( 72 - 180)
T4 : 1.1 (5 - 12)
With a high antibody count. I have been taking "LEVOXYL 0.1 MG" (100 MCG)since then.
Got my lab results for May 2004. Looks like 7 weeks of meds (1 MG Levoxyl) got my TSH down to 4.11 (0.40 -5.80). I continue same dose for another 6 weeks or so. Free T3/T4 tests were not done.
Got my lab results for June 2004. 6 more weeks got my TSH down to 3.52 (0.40 -5.80). I continue same dose for another 6 weeks or so. Free T3/T4 tests were not done.
Got my lab results for July end. Urged the doc to do Free T3/T4 tests.
TSH: 0.42 (0.40 - 5.80)
Free T4: 1.61 (0.8 - 1.6)
Free T3: 3.56 (2.3 - 4.2)
I asked for Armour, so doc explained that the proportions of T3-T4 in Armour are almost equal, whereas body needs only lesser of T3,... but since I complained of sleepiness, weight gain and no energy - added Cytomel .005 MCG to my prescription (along with previous Levoxyl 100MCG).
I started taking Cytomel also since 12th August. Today is 31st, I think I've gained some more weight, have loss of appetite since last couple of days, have bad cramps in lower legs (calf area)either at a time in the night, when I lie down, I need to tie crape-bandage to rest it. in daytime, if I lie down to nap, I get up in two hours. Non-productive and low energy gives me guilt and frustation. Any suggestions for meds, symptoms? Am I on low dose, or high?
Last edited by Krishna; 08-31-2004 at 05:46 PM.