Trying to find the right medication
I have been on T4 only meds for two and a half years, with no reprieve in symptoms whatsoever, over the last 12 months, symptoms got worse. A few months ago, I had enough, so consulted Dr google, and found that there are actually other options other then just thyroxine and put up with the crappy symptoms.
I am currently trying some T3 as well as thyroxine, have cut the thyroxine right back to 50 mcg a day, and am taking 20 mcg of T3 split into two doses.
But its not really doing much for my symptoms at all, so really thinking this is not for me either, would ideally like to try tyroid extract, but convincing my Dr is another story, plus I keep hearing that I need to clear my too high reverse T3, and up my iron before considering that.
Has anyone here had success treating with both T3 and T4? Or thyroid extract?
TSH 3.3 mU/L (0.20-4.00)
fT4 14 pmol/L (15-30)
Free T3 4.0 pmol/L (2.8-6.8)
Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase Ab 580 U/mL (<60)
Ferritin 36 ug/L (15-290)