I have just joined and was recommended to come here by someone on a U.K. forum. I am from the U.K. so all my results are U.K. measurements.
I was daignosed hypothyroid six years ago but was kept on the starting dose of 50mcg. of levothyroxine for 18 months. I then increased and worked up to 125mcg.
I felt O.K. when taking 125mcg. of levo. but felt there was room for improvement. My Doctor then reduced to 100mcg. as he said my TSH was suppressed. I felt awful, on 100mcg. so it was then I so decided to try NDT (W.P Thyroid). I had a difficult time initially increasing the dose but eventually settle on 1.5 grains. I did try 2 grains but had a bad reaction so went back to 1.5 grains. I seemed O.K. for a couple of months, slightly better then on levo. but not as much as I hoped I might. A few weeks ago some symptoms started to creep back in so I tried a quarter of grain increase of NDT but immediatley got plapitations which stopped as soon as I stopped the extra quarter.
Recently I feel more fatigued, sleeping eleven hours a night, anxious, B.P. has risen, carpel tunnel is back, itching, indigestion, constipation calf twitching and cramps and yesterday I had a panic attack which I have not had for a while.
Results now, January 2017
TSH - 3.2 range 0.35 - 4.7
T4 - 6.8 range 7.8 - 21.0
T3 - 5.1 range 3.8 - 6.0
Bloods tests July 2016
TSH 0.42 range 0.35 - 4.7
T4 7.6 range 7.8 - 21.0
T3 5.2 range 3.8 - 6.0
TPO 27.5 <34
TG 95.4 <115
My Doctor has said I do not have hashi's as my antibodies are in range.
So TSH has risen by quite a lot, T3 pretty much the same and T4 has dropped.
On the U.K. they say it is natural for T4 to be low when taking NDT.
Other medications I take are an anti depressant, Blood pressure medication. I supplement with Vit C, Vit D, Vit B12 and B complex and use a magnesium spray.
I am wondering if adding in some T4 to my NDT may help as I obviously cannot increase the NDT. or should I try levothyroxine with T3 or T3 only.
I will add when taking 100mcg. levo. I did a 24 hour urine test which showed I was converting T4 to T3 resonably well but I was just not taking enough of it.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
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