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Is it common for people to be unable to tolerate t3 until they are on HC for a
> while? I started 25 mcgs of hc Novemeber 28 and added 12. mcg of T3 on Dec 28. It was
fine
> at first but after 10 days the hunger/fainting was so overwhelming I had to
> stop. The probem is, t3 is the only medicine I can benefit from as I have
> reverse t-3. Now I've been on HC for four months and I'm aldosterone this
week.
> Can anyone advise me how/when to add t3 so I may tolerate it better? And is
this
> a common story?
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649848 tn?1534633700
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I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what HC is.  You may need to start the T3 med on a much lower dose and work up slowly, as your body adjusts to the medication.

Can you post your most recent lab results, with reference ranges?  This might help members comment more fully on your situation.
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Thanks. HC is hydrocortisone.

>Triiodothyronine,Free,Serum 1.9 LOW pg/mL 2.0-4.4

>TSH 3.710 uIUml
0.450-4.500

>Thyroxine (T4) 7.5 ug/dl
4.5-12.0

>T3 Uptake 33 %
24-39

>T4,Free(Direct) 1.00 ng/dl
.82-1.77

>Reverse T3 270 pg/ml
90-350
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649848 tn?1534633700
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What is the hydrocortisone for?

Both your FT3 and FT4 are low; yes, FT4 is in range, but barely.  

Have you tried splitting your dose of T3 med into more than once/day?  You could try splitting it in 1/2 and take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 in the afternoon (usually not recommended after about 3:00, as it can cause sleep issues.  You might even need to split it into quarters.
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thanks Barb!
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