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sorry for all the posts recently! I have been transitioning from Levo alone to a combination of this and liothyronine. On a high enough dose of both I felt a real difference in terms of fatigue, but I am finding that even after reducing my liothyronine from 20mg to 5mg for a while, I am still getting a constant pounding heart and my scalp has felt very hot and a slight stinging, with my hair falling out.
i went to the go this morning and explained what happened. He said 5mg is unlikely to be a high enough dose for me to make a difference to my fatigue (I am very tired and have struggled to get near the right dose due to the nasty side effects). He also said the hot scalp and hair loss may be due to the scalp "coming alive" after years of being on T4 alone - my hair had gradually thinned over the years. He said the hair loss may be because the thin hair is snapping off and it's trying to re-grow.
My original "normal" dose was 125mg of Levo and I have been on5mg of lio and 75 Levo for the last few days. He has told me to change this to 10mg of lio and 50-75 of Levo. I am convinced the pounding heart and other symptoms will get worse, but he is trying to relieve my fatigue.
seeing an endo for the first time on Monday (thank god!!) and don't know what to take until then- scared to follow the GPs advice when he is just guessing but I'm knackered!!
any help would be gratefully received!!
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