My question is for those who are on or have tried NDT (or even Synthetic T3/T4 combos) – how long did it take before you saw symptom relief once your labs were optimal? Especially in the weight department.
I'm on 75mcgs Levoxyl + 2 Grains WP Thyroid. Here are my latest labs:
TSH 0.73 (0.5 – 4.8)
FT4 1.25 (0.82 – 1.77)
FT3 3.5 (2.0 – 4.4)
My doctor really liked these results. Indeed, they are some of the best results I've ever had ON PAPER. FT3 could be a tiny bit higher, but FT4 is right smack in the middle of the range. Unfortunately, I've gained ANOTHER 7 pounds in the last few months since I've been on this medicine combo! My energy is also pretty low. I'm scratching my head, as is my doctor – I should be feeling better and losing some weight with these labs, not gaining!
Do I just have to stick with it and hope (with diet and exercise) that the weight will come back down?