Just got labs done a few days ago:
TSH .186 (0.4-5.5) low, but not as low as 1/17, when synthroid was lowered from 137 to 88 & 10 cytomel added
T4 1.2 (.9-1.7) down from 1.8 in Jan 17
T3 1.8 (2.3-4.1) definitely low
I'm asking here b/c I've reported symptoms to my endo (muscle aches, very cold hands and feet, eyebrows disappearing, difficulty losing weight despite regular exercise and healthy diet), thinking maybe I need to raise my cytomel and/or lower my synthroid. But he said that my symptoms "must be from something else" and that T3 labs results are meaningless b/c cytomel artificially lowers them. That seems really off to me b/c the cytomel *is* T3 (right?), so should it raise it??
I should add that I have Hashimoto's. I've never been thrilled with this doc b/c I feel like he brushes off any self-reported symptoms and only cares about TSH. Most of what I've read makes it sound like getting my T3 into optimal range is key and it seems to me that more cytomel would be the way to do that. Any insights welcome!