I am set to see my Dr tomorrow and would love some input so I am armed and ready when I speak to him
I have been on armour plus cytomel for about 1.5-2 years now and have never gotten to where I need to be. Over the last several months I have seen my FT4 fall to the low end of the range (almost out of it completley) and my FT3 has been slightly over. My TSH is GREATLY depressed (.005 or along those lines). My numbers are here:
As you can see, with my currently meds, there is no way to address the low FT4 without shooting my FT3 any higher. I am going in tomorrow to ask that I be switched to synthroid + cytomel as I feel that I will have greater control in making adjustments. Plus, I am begining to suspect, that perhaps I am one of the unlucky ones whom armour just doesnt work for.
My question is this: what would be an approprate dose of synthroid and cytomel to mimick the below dose? I ask bc I see so many people not getting the right meds and I want to make sure my Doc recommends the right amound so that I can have a good conversation with him about it.
My current dose it
Morning: 1.5 grain armour, plus 2.5 mcg cytomel
Afternoon: .5 armour, plus 2.5 mcg cytomel...so in essence, I'm on 2 grains of armour + 5 mcg cytomel for the entire day
I was origionally placed on armour then they added cytomel when it looked like my FT3 wasnt going up....just FYI
THank you for any input. If there is a conversion chart or calculator out there anywhere I'd love to see it!