Originally Posted by cadogan32
Any idea why my t3 is so low and my tsh and t4 not too bad off?I was on 25mcg levo for a month but didnt notice any difference so i tried to find something else that would work.
Can i ask how bad were you feeling compared to now?I have no one to really relate too as far as having the similar lab results.thanks
Oh ok, so your T4 dose is very small and it's not surprising it hasn't done much for you. I'm sure your T4 dose needs to come up too. Your FT4 isn't horribly bad, but your TSH is way off - maybe because of your very low FT3
- you're obviously not converting your T4 to T3 well.
I was already on 175 of T4 (had started to increase my T4 dose from 87.5 just 5 months before but it hadn't done much for me) and ended up feeling like a zombie
- it was horrible
, I couldn't sleep but also couldn't keep my eyes open, got absolutely nothing done, totally foggy, I couldn't speak properly (which really didn't matter since I didn't have much to say 'cause my brain wasn't working), couldn't stand on my two feet in the morning (had to crawl to the medicine cabinet)... I continued to feel horrible during the first couple of weeks on T3 but little by little (when I was able to sleep again) I started to feel like a human being.
I don't know what my FT3 was before adding T3 but I'm pretty sure it wasn't as low compared to the reference range as yours (10 mcgs brought me smack in the middle of the reference range and I've later learned that 10 mcgs moves my FT3 by about .9 units).