Can someone offer any suggestions?
I am Self medicating on Nature throid = 2 am and a quarter 2pm + third of a quarter at bed. (sorry only way can describe)!
1 Nutri adrenal extra = half morning and half lunch
Been ticking along on this for over 18 months up and down with dosage and 2 and a quarter allows me to function albeit cannot exercise. I have put up with this as I am so happy to be able to have some normality in my life, and have foregoed exercise (not great I know).
I have started to try and up dose to be normal and in last ten days experimented with the tiny dose at bed. I have had very bad sleep for few yrs. Wonderfully the little dose at bed is making me sleep deep although still taking sleeping tablet 9Zolpidem) .....BUT now feel not so good in last few days and unable to do much. Excessive thirst and breathless. Anxiety in evening and breathlessness. Feel achey too. Oh and snacking a lot.
Am I taking too much? If so how the hell do I get this sorted. If I take less than 2 and a quarter I feel bad mental state coming on within few hrs......severe irritability, anger etc. If I take too much my joints start to ache!!!!!!!
I have seen Dr P twice but not for 10 months or so now. Have taken T3 only ages ago and progressively made me feel awful within days. So NDT seems to be working to some level. My results from Blue Horizon last August were as follows:
Total T4 129 (59-154)
TSH <0.01 (0.27-4.2)
Free thyroxine 22.0pmo l/l (12.0-22.0)
Free t3 6.0 pmol/l (3.1-6.8)
thyroglobulin antibodies 171.4 iu/ml 0-115 (negative)
Throid Peroxidase antibodies 14.7 IU/ml (0 -34)
I had been taking NDT about a year previous to these results.
Thanks in advance