I had my thyroid removed 25 years ago. More recently, I've been diagnosed with chronic fatigue. Since its often stated that chronic fatigue is just a bunch of hypothyroid symptoms, it seemed like too much of a coincidence, so I've been playing with my meds. I switched to NDT in the summer and am now up to 5.5 grains. I've improved a little but not nearly enough.
It's also often said that "you'll know if you go hyper". My temps are still on the low side, my resting pulse is 70-80 (I'm 40, male and haven't been able to exercise for 2 years), and my hands don't tremble most of the time. I suppose I may be hyper but don't feel much different from when I was on a much lower dose.
I'm not sure what try next. I'm aware that I'm on a high dose and don't want to blow myself up, but my bloods were low in range when I was on 3 grains (see my profile).
Ferritin and adrenals checked and ok.
I think my key options are:
A) hold at 5.5 grains for another month and then get a blood test.
B) keep raising my dose until I feel better or hyper.
C) try swapping out the NDT for T3.
D) give up and say my illness has nothing to do with thyroid hormones.
In terms of option A, I'd need to use a new lab as it would be my first private test, so I'm not sure how much it will really tell me. I'm leaning toward option C, but would welcome any thoughts.
Any opinions will be gratefully received.