Originally Posted by cowchick
My Doc wanted me to retest in four weeks, which will be around Sept. 11th. I will ask about getting the T3 Free instead of the Total T3. I do not understand what the difference is yet but I am trying to learn. Have you ever had Myxedema?
That's quite soon enough - usually labs are taken 6-8 weeks from the beginning of the medication and dose adjustments (so it doesn't hurt if you have them taken a bit later).
You want to know the free T3 because that tells you how much of your T3 is actually available for use. The same goes for T4.
I believe I did have some after I had started medication - suddenly I had like 4 inches extra on my waist
and a JLo booty (or that's what my common law husband thought
) - I don't think it was because of the medication though - I just went HypoT so fast the meds couldn't keep up. It lasted for like a month or so and vanished by itself within a couple of weeks.