I made an adjustment to my levothyroxine dose in early December to 88mcg alternating with 100mcg. I think I'm feeling all right. PCP wanted labs done to monitor for homeostasis. I had the labs done by a private lab for the first time, and it really is more cost-effective than the doctor's lab (T4 and TPO were included as well, and still less expensive than just these three with the other lab.) Here are the results:
T3, FREE 3.1 N 2.3-4.2 pg/ml T4, FREE 1.40 N 0.89-1.76 ng/dl TSH 0.063 L 0.550-4.780 uIU/ml
If my math is right (I don't trust my math, to be honest) FT3 is just below mid-range, but definitely improved, and FT4 is barely above mid-range. (This lab uses a different reference range than the other lab.) I could be wrong, but I think she'll have an issue with the TSH being low. I don't think I can omit it when I give her these results. But how do I sound somewhat intelligent as we have a dialogue about this? I don't think I would need to decrease my dose, but I'm worried she will want to do that. I think I need to state my case with some science behind it as to why TSH isn't the end-all/be-all. I still have my thyroid, if that matters.