My dr recently confirmed my hypothesis that my T3 was not optimal and that is why I had the feeling that I was just hanging by a thread with regard to my mood and fatigue.
She gave me 5mcg of Cytomel to take along with my 60 or 45 mg or Armour - depending on how I feel. I took the 5 mcg of cytomel this morning with 30 mg of armour. I actually feel awake, but my heart has been pounding a bit.
I wondered if I should space my armour and cytomel differrently, or maybe I need to get used to it. It is not, after all, a high dose, so I did not expect this.
My dr is reading my results from a recent saliva test, which I took to please her - since she is the only integrative medicine dr in the area who treats with armour, cytomel and other adjunctives. It definitely shows my FT4 in the normal range, and FT3 as borderline low (there is no "low" category). I am not familiar with the numbers and ranges, so I don't know if anyone is interested in having me post them....let me know
I did find that all my sex hormones are in the tank, my cortisol is just barely in range, with a dip in the afternoon value, my DHEA is a 1 (3-10ng/ml) and I had a positive AGA (gliadin antibody) even though I have been on a gluten free diet for 6 weeks. Maybe this is of interest to some of you.
Once I get my dosage stabilized, I will ask for a blood test, which I can interpret! But, in the meantime, any advice is greatly appreciated. The cytomel is my last hope, since I just can't go up on the Armour any higher, and by gosh, I need that T3 desperately!