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I posted an update to my situation on another post but I think it got buried. I was wondring anybody's thooughts on this. I posted my original post below and the update below that.
The doc's office just called with lab results. I was on 112 synthroid and 5 of cytomel twice a day. He wants to lower my synthroid to 100 b/c of my tsh! I am still exhausted..Help!
FT3 295 (230-420)
FT4 1.3 (.8-1.8)
Well, I tried....The NP didn't want to go over the doc's head and keep the Synthroid at 112. She said that he didn't say anything about not changing the Cytomel. So we kind of comprimised. We went to 100 Synthroid and 12.5 Cytomel twice a day. The last test I had on just the 100 of Synthroid prior to going to the 112, my FT3 was at 1.3 also. I am hoping it doesn't go down. Knowing I am lacking big time in the T3 department, I figured this was better than nothing. She also gave me 12 refills on both. I am moving over the summer so at least this will give me some "give" in finding another doc.
She also put in an order to test the acth, am cortisol, renin, aldosterone, cholesterol, and metabolic panel. She gave me a different slip to check my thyroid labs again if I get the chance before I move. I know with going up in the T3, the doc prob won't like my tsh at my retest. I don't know if I will test again here or wait until over the summer when I move and maybe I can find a doc that goes by the free t's only. What do you think?
I was thinking that before going straight to the 100 synthroid 25 cytomel per day that maybe I should do 100 synthroid and 20 cytomel per day for a while. I still have some 5's of cytomel left so I can do that for about three weeks. Would that be long enough for me to tell symptom-wise if this would be a good dose? If it would work for me I could have her change it to the 20 a day before I move.
OR do you think just going to the 100/25 would be ok and then reduce if I have hyper symptoms.....by the way...what symptoms would I notice if it is too much T3???
Last edited by one2wonder; 05-07-2009 at 08:13 AM.