Hello. I'm a 45 year old male in the UK with hypo symptoms: lack of energy, feeling cold, constipation, brain fog and poor memory. My last test was 18 months ago:
Serum T4 level 12.4 pmol/L (12 - 22)
Serum TSH level 2.87 mU/L (0.3 - 4.2)
These two were the only tests in the thyroid section of a wider panel of blood tests ordered by my gp when I presented with lack of energy - he failed to diagnose anything and I haven't bothered approaching him since about possible thyroid medication as the results were "within range". My average oral wake-up temperature was 95.84 F / 35.47 C before starting any medication apart from iodine.
Never having taken thyroid medication before, I recently started self-medicating with 1/2 grain NDT (WP Thyroid), now increased to 3/4 grain (1/4 grain tablets). Should I continue with 1/4 grain increases or can I increase by 1/2 grain? (I take it in one dose at least half an hour before breakfast and I also take 1mg iodine/day).
All thoughts very welcome and I'd especially appreciate PMs with sources of medication without prescription. (I used the one at San Mateo, CA first time). Apart from the one in Vanuatu are there any other potential sources?