TSH(0.3-4.7 FT3(3.5-6.5) FT4(11-23)
OCTOBER 20090.86 4.7 12.3
DECEMBER 20091.8 4.3 12.1
JANUARY 20101.8 4.3 12.1
MAY 2010 1.1 5 11
JUNE 2010 1.1 5.2 11.3
NOVEMBER 20101.1 5 11.3
MAY 2011 1.1
AUGUST 20111.4 5.2 9.7
MARCH 2014 1.5
OCTOBER 20141.6 4.2 12.4
Graves from 2007, block and replace until 2009, on and off well since then, no medication; told everything in range, so I must be well; increasingly unwell (quite steadily in retrospect) over the years until so bad for last 2 years (every hypo symptom except feeling cold and losing my hair), did some research in desperation and now on NDT 3 weeks; as yet have not told endo. who is adamant my numbers are perfect; I now know from the great advice on here my FT3 and FT4 are scraping along the bottom of the range, hence feeling so bad.
I’m currently on Thyroid S from Thailand, I was in great trepidation about taking it, but felt so desperate I felt I had to. I read all the advice on here about starting low, but when it came to the first day, I took 2 whole ones and did that for the next 5 days! What was I thinking?! Interestingly, minutes after taking the first one I felt something happening in my left ear (blocked, painful, hissing sound all the time, pops all the time, had every test going, nothing wrong) and around the pain in my back I’ve had for 2 years now (around my heart, nowhere near bone, have had ECG etc, all normal). I stopped the 2 a day around the Weds as I was feeling quite woozy.
I cut back to one tablet per day, split into halves, one in morning, one late afternoon. By the next Weds I felt totally fantastic, everyone commented on how well I looked, colour back, eyes bright, and I mean everyone. By the next Weds I was feeling very emotional, other contributing elements, daughter back from uni for the first time since summer, partner back from a long trip, I cried for two whole days and felt very anxious, panicky, needy and clingy, the family were not very understanding, wondering what had made mother mental! And just before Christmas, great timing eh? My nerves were totally on edge and muscles around my eyes jumping madly.
I calmed down a bit, thank goodness, it was actually very scary to go through all that anxiety, I was very frantic physically and just wanted to run. I had to get up during the night to pace about to get rid of the energy. My mind was racing too, every thought you can imagine. I did realise it resembled some of the symptoms I had when hyper, but am aware it can take 6 weeks for the tablets to have an effect, I had 18 months on Levo, so got used to the frustrating time delay, so was it the tablets? The advice on dosing is contradictory, on this site the advice is to increase every 2 weeks or you will have problems, on Thyrophoenix the advice is to wait 6 weeks. Gut feeling is leading me towards the 6 weeks, but would appreciate some advice.
The panic and anxiety has returned over the past two days, it’s awful. I’m also suffering from stress over a family situation, maybe that’s in the mix too. I’m shaky, nervous and frightened.
My question to you good people is do you think I am suffering from over medication (the 5 days on 2 tablets)? Am I still overmedicating? Will I have another anxiety attack by week 6 when the full effects of the tablets kick in? Should I increase the dose? Should I just stop taking NDT?
Sorry the post is so long, but I have got so much great info and advice from posts from other people on here I wanted to explain exactly how NDT is affecting me.