Update: blood test results 11.11.14
TSH: 0.02 (0.3 - 5)
FT4: 24.5 (11 - 24)
FT3: 5.4 (3.9 - 6.8)
So the FT3 is going in the right direction since I increased my T3 to 15mcg and decreased my T4 to 150mcg - it's gone up from 5 to 5.4. I inexplicably took my T4 before the test, which I don't normally do, which explains why it is a bit higher than it was last time (23.8).
However, ever since I increased my T3 (from 10mcg to 15mcg) I have been having terrible problems getting to sleep. It can be 2, 3 or even (last night!) 4.30am before I get to sleep. Even after lots of exercise, when I'm exhausted, I get to bed and feel strangely awake and unable to relax.
There are lots of stresses in my life at the moment and I'm sure they are contributing to this problem. However, I do have to ask if it could be linked with the increased T3? I don't seem to process medicines like everyone else (hence the massive non-conversion issue). This is really getting to me, and is undoing any good work that the extra T3 might be doing. I'm at the point of backing off back to 10mcg to see if it improves. Or will I get used to it? I've been on this dose for a couple of months now.
All ideas welcome from a terribly tired Brit!