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Titrating synthetic T3/T4, chills & sweating

Member Forum >> Iodine and Thyroid Health >> Titrating synthetic T3/T4, chills & sweating

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Posted: 10/19/2019 4:35:40 PM
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I started seeing a naturopath last May to address my thyroid health. This is part of my larger goal to stabilize my coronary artery disease as shown by a CAC of 489 a year ago. I recently had a one year follow-up CAC and was pleased to see stabilization with a score of 482.

I started on a synthetic T3/T4 Liothyronine/Levothyroxine med in May and my naturopath has increased the dosage twice. Here’s the titration history:

5-11-19  12/48 mcg T3/T4
7-6-19    14/56 mcg T3/T4
8-21-19  17/56 mcg T3/T4

I’ve been experiencing some body temperature regulation symptoms that concern me. I haven’t been measuring my body temperature but my symptoms are comprised of feeling chilled or too warm.

It seems like I’m cycling between feeling overheated to then feeling chilled. In addition and making things more complicated, I’m experiencing cold hands and feet sometimes concurrent with feeling sweaty in my upper body. I take a beta-blocker drug, Propranolol, for sinus tachycardia and one of its side effects is cold extremities.

Anyway, I have an appointment to see the naturopath at the end of the month but wonder what others here might make of my symptoms and labs.

Here’s a summary of my thyroid labs over the last year. Before I started on the T3/T4 med, I was on T4-only for many years, decades actually. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid in 1987. The January and March 2019 numbers reflect my T4-only 88 mcg treatment.



I take 600 mcg of iodine as potassium iodide each day. I also take a thyroid support complex supplement that includes vitamins A, C, D, iodine, zinc, and selenium.

I’d appreciate any insights you may have. I’m wondering if I might have more success with the natural desiccated thyroid meds.
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