I just wondered how the knowledge regarding the gradual uptake of thyroxine was acquired and whether it has been challenged?
From my own experience, I have felt relief from painful symptoms and a plummeting mood within 30 minutes of taking a small amount of levothyroxine. At the time of taking the extra amount I was very anxious about increasing it but couldn't bear the symptoms. Therefore, I was suprised to find relief as I thought something worse could happen.
Also, as T4 is a storage hormone and some people can take a weekly dose of more than 700, if the thyroxine is needed (in cases of hypothyroidism) then wouldn't it just be stored and utilised for T3?
As the uptake of one tablet a day is artificial and doesn't respond to increases in activity, isn't there a case for supplementing at times of extreme exertion? The author of 'Stop the Thyroid Madness' stated that she supplements at such times with Armour which is natural thyroid so how would this be different with Levo?
Many thanks for your insights