On NDT 8 months now, having problems with dosage, took too much initially, on half a grain at the moment, can't seem to raise it successfully, get too hot and dizzy with palpitations, even taking one eighth more. Affected sleep badly too. Been on half a grain over 2 months now. Didn't take the tablet before the test.
Results of recent blood test below which show levels worse than when I started NDT! What to do?? Do I come off it altogether? I often wonder if my symptoms were due to low levels of B12, it was 305 on initial bloods, ferritin was 75 so I've supplemented both, going to test Vit D this week, folate was fine on initial bloods.
I do feel better on NDT, my sinuses are clearer, tinnitus better, heart MUCH better, no more flip flopping, and I don't feel so down. But bloods say I should be much worse, lol! I feel ok but not great. Still suffering badly from fatigue though. Do I give it more time or should I try supplementing with more T4 to try to get to the ratio of human thyroid, I think it's 1 to 4 T3 and T4 in pigs and 1 to 14 T3 and T4 in humans? I guess it's the T3 making me hot and dizzy. Or should I just try Levo? On last tests it was obvious I convert well.
I also had an antibodies test too and my reading is they're ok, am I right? And is the Thyroglobulin antibody the antibodies for Graves, which I have apparently?
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 1.73 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
FREE THYROXINE * 9.4 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) * 48 nmol/L 59 – 154
FREE T3 3.9 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8
Thyroglobulin Antibody 26.5 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)
Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 6.6 IU/mL 0 - 34
Method used for Anti-TPO: Roche Modular