I am glad to have found this site. I was diagnosed in Jan.09. I was in pretty bad shape by then. My labs have steadily improved, but here is my problem. As of end of August, my labs were T3,Free-260,TSH-4.13,Thyroxine,Free,Direct-.91(.8-1.8range) Does that mean T4free? I was told by my endo. to drop from 5mg. methimazole to 5mg.4 days a week and 2.50 for the remaining 3 days. I didn't really want to be up and down like that and also since I thought this was a little hypo. I decided on my own to take 3.75 mg./day which is about the same anyway. Then, after a month I dropped to 2.50 mg./day because I didn't feel so great. I've been doing that for a little over a week and I actually feel worse. Numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Achy all over. Heavy feeling in chest I'm not due to see doctor until early November. I feel like I've messed everything up. .Now the lab work won't be accurate and I don't know if I should adjust up or down. Endo probably won't be pleased that I discounted advice a little bit, but it's been almost a 2 mos. stretch. Would appreciate any input or suggestions. Thank you
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