Got up to 1 grain (not on any other meds for Thyroid) had a few really good weeks (first time in years) then switched supplier (i know still all Forest) and started having terrible symptoms - nervousness, chest pains, palpitations, dizziness, severe fatigue again.
Dr S said to stay at 1 grain rather than increase and see GP.
I decided to decrease to 1/2 grain and some of nasty symtpoms subsided. Meanwhile GP did ECG (normal) and Thyroid bloods: TSH now 1.69 and T4 11 (range 12 - 21) before treatment of any sort my bloods were:
TSH 2.69 (O.? - 5.00)
T4 13.28 (12- 21)
So i'm definately not going hyper.
Now i want to start increasing again and try and get back to the feeling of being a bit better. All my old symptoms are back and my health has backslid to what it was over two years ago.(originally DX M.E and have been pacing and slowly improving from severe/moderate level of functioning)
I have been taking 3/4 grain for 5 days now and want to increase to 1 grain again (and even more important because i only have 1 and 2 grain tabs left and the pill splitter does not split them but crush them into a million pieces)
Is it ok go to go back up to 1 grain after only a 5 days at 3/4?. My prescription was to increas at 1/4 doses every 3 weeks until hitting 2 grains or if feeling better before that. But now all that has gone out the window and i dont know what to do for the best.
Unable to get advice from Dr S on the issue.
Sorry for the essay - want to get all the pertinent info in. Feeling very miserable and desperate now after so many years of being very ill it is awful to go backwards like this and i dont know how long it can be tolerated for.