Originally Posted by librarygirl2
She said the lowest dosage she gives for T3 is 25. If I don't feel good with that after 3-4 weeks, she will lower it probably by half.
25 mcgs is a pretty huge dose to begin with - I started with 5 (we only have 20 mcg tablets), many have started with 2,5 - and not everyone can even tolerate that
in the beginning. I suggest that you take a cautious approach to this too. I think 12,5 mcgs sounds more reasonable. And if I had had to make a decision after 3 or 4 weeks on T3 I could have been hesitant to continue since my symptoms hadn't really gone away by that time (luckily I had made up my mind that the medication WILL work
) - yes I started with a low dose (5 mcgs at first and then 10 mcgs) but then again I didn't get nasty side effects that are very much a possibility on higher doses and I ended up feeling MUCH better after 6 weeks and I stayed on that dose for months (taking also 175 mcgs of T4).
I know how you feel - in the winter I thought I finally was somewhat stable (after almost 3 years on medication and raising the doses every once in a while the whole time) - obviously I was wrong
. Really don't know what I'm doing
- going to see my endo later in the fall (I'd go now if I had the money
) if he has some suggestions...