Hi folks--Here are my latest labs and I am currently on 100mcg synthroid.
tsh- 3.02 ; range .34-5.6
free t3- 2.6; 2.2-4.3
free t4- 1.29; .57-1.25
I tried 2.5mcg cytomel a few years back and couldn't tolerate it. But...my new dr. has now said maybe I should try some cytomel.
I am going to try 2.5mcg cytomel again and hope this time it agrees with me and I don't get overly anxious . I will split the dose taking one early am and one early afternoon.
Does anyone know with adding the 2.5mcg cytomel how much should my synthroid 100mcg be reduced. I have bone loss already and do not want to go hyper either so I want to be conservative.
I have read that t3 is 4x as potent as t4....
so 2.5mcg cytomel should equal 10 mcg synthroid...Right?
And , then I could decrease my 100mcg a day synthroid by about 10 or 12 mcg a day right?
Can anyone tell me if this sounds about right on the numbers???? Yes, my dr. could do the numbers but...I have had drs. go too far and push me into hyper..I don't want that again.