I am taking Nature-throid after abandoning Levo and the medical profession. I began on a low dose and I have increased 1/2 a grain at a time. I am now on 5 grains, but I still feel ill. My joints ache and I haven't been able to walk down the stairs first thing in the morning for 8 months or more. I have put on around 3 stone in weight, I get breathless walking a few yards, I feel 'sad' and unmotivated, I have plantar fasciitis, and tinnitus. I started taking 5.5 grains this morning but I wonder where this is going to end!! My recent blood result was TSH 0.002 (range 0.4 to 4.5) T4 18.9 which is spot on for me to feel well and (range 10 to 24) and my T3 was 9.4 (upper normal range (8.4). I am also taking Nutameds adrenal support advocated by Dr Peatfield in his book because my adrenals were affected. My HB was normal for me. I take Magnesium, Zinc, mulivits, vit d, vit b. Believe it or not I feel better than I used to feel, there was a point just after Christmas when I couldn't do anything at all, I came to a complete standstill. Can anyone help me with this, I don't think I can take much more of this battle, I would rather leave now than live like this for the rest of my days. I am 57.