I moved over to Thyroid S from Levo in February 2015. I was on 150 mcg Levo at the time, but with ongoing symptoms of hair loss and inability to lose weight I felt I needed more, although my GP wanted to reduce my dose because my TSH was always suppressed).
I have been on 2 grains of Thyroid S since March 2015 and overall things are going well. I have lost nearly a stone and for the first few months hair regrowth and fingernails were really good.
Generally, I have felt well throughout, apart from a phase in May/June where I had three stomach bugs and a throat infection in quick succession.
Six months in though, I am beginning to wonder whether I need an increase. I have had another major hair fall and my finger nails are breaking off below the free edge again. I also have persistent pain in both upper arms.
I forgot to take my temperature this morning, but I took it last night before I went to bed and it was 340C. That seems to be usual for me. It has never risen despite 18 months on Levo and six months on NDT.
I had some blood tests in July as follows:
Vitamin B12773 (191-663)
Vitamin D63 (>75)
I am now supplementing both again.
Ferritin was also tested and came back at 279(15-350). That looks a tad high, but this was during the period when I had been ill.
I am due for a thyroid test any time now, having not had one since last October, but I’m in no rush.
What do you think, should I go another half grain and see what happens?