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Feeling better (But)

Hi all i have Hashimoto's and have been taking WP thyroid for 9-10 weeks and have been taking 2 grains for 3 weeks now i do feel better less brain fog,better moods but still losing my hair and for the last 4 days have had mild palpitations and breathlessness this happens about 2hrs after taking meds and lasts about 3hrs but today it has lasted all day felt really poorly this afternoon what i would like to know am i taking too much or not enough any idea's anyone ?

Many thanks in advance

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Foxyeyes, what dose were you on before increasing to 2 grains?

2 grains is bioactively equivalent to 150-200mcg Levothyroxine so you may be overmedicated. You could skip a couple of doses and then cut back to 1.5 grains to see whether the palpitations and breathlessness improve.

It took 5 months after I was optimally medicated for hairloss to stop. Then I overmedicated and experienced hairloss again. Hairloss stopped 7 weeks after I reduced dose.


I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.


Hi Clutter thanks for replying so quickly looks like i am over medicating i was on 75mcg one day and 100 mcg the next but started to put weight on and lost my hair gp wouldnt do anything asked to see an endo but said he couldnt think of one off the top of his head and to sort one out myself so went on WP will skip next 2 doses then reduce to 1.5 see how i get on with that thanks a lot i know it takes a while to improve hair loss .


Hello foxyeyes,

Don't forget all thyroid meds need optimal conditions to work well and factors such as high/low cortisol, gut issues (like candida amongst many others) and low nutrients or iron will disrupt hormone balances.

These not only interfere with the T4 production but also the conversion of T4-T3 (and RT3 because we need so much to balance).

I think the fact you have seen some improvement may indicate that WP thyroid suits you.

I hope you feel better soon,



Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.



Thank you Flower am taking supplements for all i can and i do think WP is the one for me.



Hi foxyeyes,

Hope you don't mind me asking, but I too have Hashimotos. Are you in the uk? I'm currently on 100 of levothyroxine and have asked my gp about NDT but he says he knows of no studies which show it works! I still have many symptoms and have read so much about NDT working better but don't know if I can get it myself in UK?

Thank you


Hi julesb02 yes i am in UK a lot of doctors feel the same my last endo said there was nothing he could do for me and my GP said it was too expensive i have tried a couple of different NDT sometimes its a bit of trial and error to get the right one and it is not for everyone, if you post your latest blood results perhaps someone can help you to understand them there is so much help on here you may just need a bit of tweeking with your meds but will pm you with info where i get mine from, hope you feel better soon

have you tried going gluten free that has helped me also dairy can be a bit of a problem for me.



Thank you very much for replying. Il try and get my results to put on here. My dr doesn't usually give figures. He also doesn't think there's anything you can do about the antibodies-they'll just get worse! So I'm trying to find out as much as I can. I struggle with wheat anyway so trying gluten free is a good idea, thanks. Never been to an endo either, only my GP.



you can go and ask for your results he can't refuse the law states you are entitled to them just go in and ask receptionist you dont have to ask doctor some doctors may make a small charge mine does'nt when you ask for them ask for the ranges as well as this will give who ever answers you an idea of what you may need to do,when i first asked for mine at my new surgery they just gave me normal results so went back and asked for ones with ranges no probs they said and printed them off , post a question about antibodies i am just like you learning about this monster but keep reading and learning ask as many questions as you like someone will always answer if they can, we have to look after ourselves as doctors will not they don't care there is some great info on this site if i had not found this site i would be bedridden now it took me a while to trust what people were saying cos you think your doctor know's best don't you? do they heck?

You have got to be strong and be confidante when you ask for your results if not you will not get them read and learn as much as you can then you can go armed when you have to see him again i am just sorting some stuff out myself for my GP still got a bit of brain fog so taking my time was'nt well last time so did'nt say what i wanted to next time will be different and if you feel you would like to see an endo tell him you would like to see one see what he says by the way how long have you had hashi's ?



Stopthethyroidmaddness website says you should raise every 2 weeks. check out the website for dosing instructions.


thanks for that but think i did that though


Then why did you hold at this dose, for this long?


it was only 3 weeks and i only started to get symptoms foe about 3 or 4 days before i asked the question


Thank you foxyeyes, I'll do that. I was only diagnosed a year ago, but had symptoms and results just within or just outside range for the last six years. It took a change of dr to investigate my worsening symptoms and test the antibodies (which were 503 - with a range of 0-30) before I started treatment. My brain fog is improving so I now feel I can investigate further!! Not sure if an endo is what I need, I just keep reading about them! Thank you.

Best wishes, julesb02


glad to hear brain fog is better and i know what you mean about endo's but there are some good ones about not many i know but thats life keep investigating and take care.

Best wishes Foxyeyes


Thank you v much foxyeyes. Best wishes to you too


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