As many of you are aware, I've been on NDT for six months now with mixed results. I've been having some moderate success (not feeling so 'manic' as I had on levo + cytomel as I believe was more the dosage) but I have been feeling much worse physically. I don't have the zeal and energy to muster myself to do anything, really. I haven't even tried to run and force myself to go to the gym but feel lackluster, my sleep has been non-existent the entire time (and the majority of this post-TT) but i don't stay asleep nor can i sleep more than a few hours at a time.
I am miserable.
I have two deciding factors, I am seeing a rather well known naturopath in a few days and he is an expert in thyroid care, so I will see what he says, the other is that an endo I have seen recently feels that my TSH is too low and to be fair, I agree.
It feels like the T3 is the only thing my body gets to coast throughout the day and it may sound strange, but I feel like my body *needs* to convert something. The brain fog has been horrible, I've lost weight yet have no appetite, hair loss is still a tragedy, and the tinnitus I've accrued since my RAI prep is still a constant.
Oh, I've finally found out I have Hashi's, too. And I've had more tingling and aches and horrible pains in the past two months.
So, I digress, trying to be as descriptive as possible of this, this endo said she feels that it's best that I am treated as someone with hypothyroidism and not someone that had thyroid cancer so as to raise my TSH to at least .5 and I'm ok with that. Once I gather the info from the naturo I'll have more confidence....
Hoever, has anyone/any of you here transitioned back to synthetics from NDT? Any feedback? I'm on 1.75 grains and would be looking at 125 T4 with 5mcg T3 to start and I'm fully aware of the drastic T3 difference but you know, I'm just desperate to try and get that zing back and my gosh, my sleep...
Thank you, everyone.