I need help on deciding what to do. In January I was on 90 mg of Armour Thyroid. I stayed on this dose until March 7 when my Free T3 was tested at 325, (Range 230-420). At that time I went to 120 mg of Armour. Tested Free T3 on April 23 at 480. On May 5 I cut back to 105 Mg. On June 16 tested free T3 at 440. I then cut back to 105 on Mon, Wed, Fri. and 90mg on Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sun. Had Free T3 tested on Aug. 12 and it was 450. My doctor said I shouldn't cut back anymore, even though I'm still testing a little high. He said those ranges are just guidelines. I'm still having symptoms, pustular psoriasis on palms of hands and soles of feet, slightly elevated heart rate, a few palpitations, my eyes are terribly irritated every day, and I'm starting to get more tired. I need at least 9 hours of sleep every night and have a very low period about mid-day.
My questions are:
Shouldn't I cut back to try and get to 50-80% of the range?
Why would my Free T3 go up instead of down after lowering my medication?
How long does it take for the T3 to come down after being overmedicated?
I appreciate any input. I'm desperately seeking some answers. Thank you.