Hi, I’m new to this forum and could really do with some advice.
My history is I’m a 59 Y/O male, diagnosed with an under active thyroid about 4 and a half years ago. I was initially put on 75mcg Levo which was subsequently upped to 100mcg after about 6 months. I had no problems or issues during the next 2 year period until my GP said my said my cholesterol was high and I needed to go onto statins. I had been attending local gym 5-6 times a week and had got up to a good level of fitness however, over the next 12 months this all went down hill and I’d be in pain after just 2 minutes of exercise and I ended up taking myself of the statins. Over the next 2 months I had a rapid return to health and everything seemed hunky dory, then I stared with muscle and joint pain,weight gain, dizzy spells, tiredness, excessive sweating on labour, white and scaly skin on the knuckles, brittle nails and constipation now I’ve developed an occasional sharp stabbing pain in my right heel. I’ve been back many times to my doctors in the last 12 months and they have been treating my symptoms individually though I’m convinced these are all my under active thyroid issues and perhaps a problem with the Levo.
I’ve booked in for a private thyroid blood test with Blue Horizon so that I can get my T3 measured and I’ve also ordered some NDT (Armour) 60mcg 1.0 grain tablets, but I’m now a little confused as I thought the NDT was a replacement for Levo, but having read some of the threads on here I see some people are taking both. I’d be very grateful if someone could clarify this question for me. Also is 1.0grain NDT the equivalent to 100mcg Levo?