Low T3

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One year ago, I've been diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism. (TSH slightly high, everything else was normal, Free T3 T4...I didn't have test for T3, so I don't know about it). The doc gave me Euthyrox pills but it made the symptoms even worse... I stopped taking them. For several month now, I didn't take any drug, my TSH is now normal, everything is normal except my total T3 which is a bit low (<1). the doc said there's nothing to do but waiting... the symptoms are quite bad, i lost 25 pounds, which is strange since low t3 is supposed to make you gain weight, right?, i'm feeling weak, dizzy, i can't drive safely, headaches, can't concentrate, sore throat, painful joints...

any idea how to reduce these symptoms?

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any idea how to reduce these symptoms?

thanks a lot!>

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    Are you in the UK? I ask because your T3 was not done.

    I wonder if your thyroid antibodies were checked?

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    FT4, FT3, antibodies have always been normal. TSH went from ~9 to ~7 then normal. Now only T3 is too low, around 1. The doc isn't even sure it's a thyroid issue, she said it may be some kind of metabolic disorder...she has no clue, Ithink...
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