If lowered, the FT4 will lower and so will the FT3.
I see the reasoning of the Doc but in all reality...why lower if you feel good?
You arent at any risk with those numbers.
But if still a few hyper symptoms,,,maybe lower as the Doc says.
My FT4 is the best when its at the top of the range..contrary to people saying it shuld be 2/3 up the scale.
Kevin....its basically what YOU feel.
If you feel a little wired and hyper then by all means...decrease but if not ...then sit on the 180 dosage for a while.
I'd hate to see that FT3 plummett after working so hard at it.
still some hyper symptom. not much but slightly there. symptoms have gone away as i slowly lowered it. only lowering it slightly. i'm close now i think this will do it. i hope anyway. only lowing it by 10 . the numbers didn't drastically change from 192 to 185 to 180 so i don't expect a huge drop in the numbers. was at 180 2 months .thanks Kevin
Just keep an eye on the symptoms because as you know ...there is usually a bit of a lag.
But your an old hand at this now Kevin lol !
You know it inside out by working so damn hard at it.
great to hear that you are 'there'.
thanks. definately going to retest in 6 weeks.I'll retest until i feel 100 percent, if heading hypo I'll ask for a slight increase. at least now im zeroing in on right number. it's got to be in this area withing a 5 or 10 increase or decrease. and at least i got a doctor that is actually trying to find the right number. unlike the one i wasted 6 months of my life with. keeping me at half of what im taking now. unbelievable. knowledge is power. the symptoms have slowly dropped off as i get closer. no more muscle aches. joint pain. joints clicking, fatigue, ears don't ring very little anymore, eyes still dark bagged circles, but better, still feel a slight energy thing??? when i wake up in the morning., but better less. less agitated. sleeping better . no anxiety. no crazy dreams anymore. weight is stable. probable a little high but working on it. feel clear .calm so i think im very close to good/ back to normal. I'm sure people here know what i mean, so hopefully in few weeks as things balance out i might be there, this should have happened a year ago. but that's life, move on live today. thanks for help Kevin
Oh we know SO WELL lol.
new numbers 6 weeks later
t3 free 328 range 230-420
t4free 2.0 range 0.8-1.8 high
tsh 0.97 range 0.40-4.50
feel much better still have some sleeping issues. doctor want me to stay at this dose. 170 now down from 180 last test. Kevin
The numbers are coming down and looking good Kevin, although FT4 is still high.
He didnt decrease a fraction more?
no i wondering why? but i don't know.i was left a message that it was good to stay at same dose?? do you think the numbers continue to decrease? also why would free t3 be lower at a higher dose now higher at a lower dose. 6 months later? does ft4 mean alot? is it just storage? and free t3 really matters most? Thanks Kevin
FT3 gives the 'hyper symptoms' and usually with high FT3 and lower FT4, a dose decrease is needed .
How do you feel?
Any hyper symptoms?
You have 2 choices...ride through it and stay at the same dose or decrease a fraction if the hyper symptoms are troubling you.
i got to call for a renewal anyway in afew weeks if i still feel a little hyper im going to ask for a very slight decrease in the prescription . thanks is it possible im still adjusting? at this point 6 weeks into this dose? .Kevin
I noticed your numbers look like mine. When you say you feel hyper what do you feel like? I have been extremly tired no energy, lack of drive, just want to lay in bed. Foggy thinking last couple days my stomach has been upset. taking .150 levothyroxine and they put me on bipolar meds for my so called depression but I feel worse. Any ideas?