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Hi, I was recently diagnosed June 1 with Graves. TSH <.01 , T4 2.7, Total T3 281, and TSI antibodies are 325%.
My labs five weeks later: TSH still <.01, T4 1.9 (.8-1.8 is normal) and T3 is 202 (80-200 is normal)
I read a lot online and per my Dr. I am taking 5mg methimazole once a day. I'm also taking 3,000mg of carnitine and 500mg of acetyl carnitine daily. (Thanks Linda for all of your post on this subject!!!)
My Dr. wants me to up my dosage to 7.5mg of methimazole daily, even though my T4 and Total T3 numbers are almost in range. I am not doing that! Instead I was thinking about taking an additional 500mg of acetyl carnitine daily, but am wondering if that will be too much.
Does anyone have an opinion? My heart rate and blood pressure have normalized and my symptoms are all much better, except I'm still not really gaining weight. I'm okay with that but my hubby isn't!
Thanks for reading.
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