Thanks for the reply midwest. The increase was suggested a first course of action since it's the "more conventional" treatment approach. I felt pretty good on the 88mcg, but have been wanting to try either armour or adding cytomel to see if it would make me feel better. Before trying the T3 options, the doc thought it would be best to try "optimizing" on synthroid first.
The doctor said that many of his patients felt best with TSH between .5 and 1, which it why he wanted to try adding some more synthroid. When I asked about going above range on T4, he said he didn't think it would be problematic if I was slightly above range.
Can hyper symptoms still occur if you're high on T4, but low-normal on T3?
I'll probably be moving back to 88mcg tomorrow when I refill, and hopefully the headaches will go away. I did find some stuff online about the dyes/fillers potentially being a cause for headaches, so maybe that's the issue.
Originally Posted by midwest1
I'm puzzled why your MD would increase your dose based on those labs. Your FT4 is 88% of its range and higher than where most people find comfortable. Yes, your FT3 is low, but there's no reason to believe that it would improve by increasing the T4 dose.
There's no way to say for sure, but your headaches certainly could be due to the increase, if you are hyperthyroid now from overmedication, as you definitely might be.
I suggest you ask to have your Synthroid reduced to 75 mcgs and add some Cytomel (T3) to it.