Male, 65, hypothyroid for 13 years. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, afib. Five weeks ago I switched from Armour to Liothyronine/thyroxine, slow release. I asked for the change since Armour caused my blood pressure to go up to 160s-170s/78, my A1C increased from 6.3 to 6.8, and I had more incidents of afib. Since taking the new meds, my BP has gone down to 144/68. I sleep better and feel less jumpy. I still have brain fog.
Blood work results received yesterday. Doctor now wants to change my compounded meds from Liothyronine/thyroxine 4/40mcg to 4/50mcg. I’m concerned about the increase in T4 since I presume I don’t convert well. Is this change a good idea?
Free T4: 1.19ng/dl [reference range: .82-1.77] Previous results: 1.16 ng/dl
Free T3: 3.0 pg/ml [reference range 2.0-4.4] Previous results: 4.1 pg/ml
TSH: 8.37 [reference range .45-4.5]
Reverse T3: 14.6 ng/dl [reference range 9.2-24.1]
Meds: Losartan, Kombiglyze XR. Supplements: B12, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, fish oil, magnesium, zinc.