I am very confused.
I have been on Erfa Thyroid for the past 15 months. I am now on what the STTM website calls "reformulated Erfa".
Until April, I was on 125 mg pills. I took four a day = 8 grains.
Labs in late April:
FT4 1.0 (ref 0.7-1.5)
FT3 3.5 (ref 1.7-3.7)
I then switched to smaller pills (30 and 60 mg), still taking 8 grains a day. These are my latest labs, from early September:
FT4 3.3 (ref 0.7-1.5)
FT3 6.6 (ref 1.7-3.7)
On 4 pills of 125 mg daily, I still had some hypo symptoms, funnily enough. I found it almost impossible to lose weight, I felt slightly sluggish and cold. On the 30 and 60 mg pills, I feel just fine, I have lost 10 kilograms in the past two months, I get comments on how much better I look, but I have one problem: severe itching. I did not have this problem on the 2 grain. Plus, my labs most recent labs indicate seriously hyperthyroid.
I have read that the various Erfa pills contain different fillers and binders, so that could explain why I seem to react better to the smaller pills (except the itching).
I have now gone down to 7.5 grains daily, but the itching is still there. I have been wondering if maybe I should go back on the 2 grain pills (would also be more cost-effective), and take maybe 8,5, 9 grains or even more? Funnily enough, the 2 grain pills did not make me itch (not even 8 grains daily) but, on the other hand, they were less effective in revving up my metabolism and making me lose water weight...
I admit to being at a total loss here, and would really appreciate any input from you. I have been considering trying NP Thyroid or one of the Thai brands but, since I have been doing well on Erfa, I would hesitate to switch...