After quite some time on Synthroid (and after it stopped working for me), I was put on WP Thyroid 2 grains, as well as 75mcgs of Levoxyl. There were definite improvements across the board – except in the weight department. I was still unable to shift any of the water weight. I felt like I was drowning in myself, which was extraordinarily uncomfortable. I missed a dose of Levoxyl and within two days, five pounds of fluid flushed out. That led me to try out NDT only, which is what I am experimenting with now. Here are my labs on the T4 + NDT combo before the switch:
TSH 1.4 (0.450 – 4.500)
FT4 1.4 (0.82 – 1.77)
FT3 3.7 (2.0 – 4.4)
I dropped the 75mcgs of Levoxyl three days ago, and added another 3/4 grain of WP Thyroid – bringing my dose up to 2 3/4 grains of WP Thyroid split into two doses. The switch hasn't been very comfortable. Headaches are returning, as well as body aches and pains – especially lower back pain, and joint pain. My mood has also dipped, and I'm cranky. Water retention has increased slightly, to my dismay.
The question is, are these just uncomfortable side effects resulting from the switch? Will they pass? How long does it usually take, and at what point can I do labs again? I know the 4 - 6 week range, but is it the same with NDT only? I almost want to go back to the combo, but I feel like I need to give this a chance. I just hate the idea of going too far in the wrong direction and losing that much more time. I also can't afford to gain any more weight!
Sorry for the long-windedness. Thanks in advance for reading!