Hi, all. I have been on various combinations of thyroid meds for about 4 years, and always felt terrible (probably due to adrenal issues that have tended to make med tolerance and raises difficult). For a long time, I was on a combination of NDT and T3 (having tried and done worse with other med configurations). About 3 weeks ago, I removed all T3 and was left with a daily divided dose of 3 grains NDT. Suddenly, I felt more comfortable in my body than I had since starting thyroid meds--I no longer felt like I was plugged into an electric socket, and my body just felt comfortable and softer, and I was able to physically relax for the first time since I started on thyroid meds, particularly since I added in T3 years ago. It was wonderful.
The problem was that the 3 grain dose also didn't seem like enough: I started losing hair like crazy and also felt the need to nap again all day--something that hadn't happened for a few years, since I was able to get to a decent dose of meds--and I developed lots of those eye twitches/flutters that are usually reserved for times of major exhaustion or stress. So, after suffering with all that for 2.5 weeks, I decided to increase by 1/4 grain. After a couple days (or less?) I went back to feeling like I had before, constantly uncomfortable in my body, more emotionally sensitive, etc. So, the next day I went down to 1.5 grains, still felt bad all day but perhaps a touch better, and then after that I skipped meds entirely for a day, and as that day went on, I started to feel much much better again. The day after that I went back to 1 grain, and then yesterday I took 1.5 grains. Still doing fine (though I want to nap all the time). My main question is this: I have the feeling that I need something like 3 grains or more (?), but I am not sure now how quickly to get there after this recent reset. Since I tolerated 3 grains well 3 weeks ago, can I just move pretty quickly back to that dose, or do I need to hang around at a lower dose for a while and build up slowly again?
Sorry this got so long, and thanks for reading this far!