My FT4 keeps dropping (last week's blood draw had it at .9 (.9-1.8) I'll have the rest of the labs tomorrow to post)
My doc upped my Armour dose from 30 to 60mg (finally) but I don't have high hopes of it raising my T4 as I've heard Armour tends to supress T4. Maybe it's been supressing it because my dose has been so low for so long.
Anyway, back to my question. Will my symptoms become worse (because they have been latley)? What specifically does T4 do for you?
Don't be too pessimistic about Armour and T4. My FT4 was .9 (on a .8-1.8 range) before I started taking it. Last test it was 1.2, which is still below mid-range, but because my FT3 is 70% of its range, I feel good.
Armour doesn't suppress FT4 per se, but can cause a lop-sided balance of FT4 to FT3. For some people, that can be a problem. For me, though, it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference.
why not ask the lab when you get your blood drawn if they can do a free t3 test along with the tsh and free t4.
You can also order tests off the internet, tsh, free t3 & t4. I have done this through healthcheckusa. It is out of pocket but I think the cost was $90. I ordered the test, they sent me the form and a place to have it done, then the results were sent to my house about a week later.