Did you follow a procedure like the one below?
8) Staying on a starting dose too long (same as #1 above).
The key to understanding this mistake, as reported by patients, is with the word “starting dose”, which for many, is one grain. Starting doses seem to help the body adjust to the direct T3. But if a necessary starting dose is held too long (from two weeks to several weeks) there’s a normal suppression of the feedback loop between the hypothalamus, pituitary and thyroid gland, i.e less messenger hormones are released, making you even more hypothyroid than you began (plus you may experience the results of extra adrenaline).
14) Believing that desiccated thyroid is “hard to regulate”
Totally and completely false, say many patients over the years. Patients found nothing hard about desiccated thyroid. Working with their doctor, they simply raise it high enough to rid themselves of symptoms, which in turn gives a free T3 towards the top of the range and a suppressed TSH. Believing that desiccated thyroid is hard to regulate is akin to believing that tricycles are hard to ride, said one
patient with a laugh.
Dr Skinner is sorely missed - many travelled far and wide to have an appointment. It would be brilliant if more doctors had the same outlook as he did.