I have lost a lot of weight in recent months, and I have also switched drugs (I have gone from Erfa to Thiroyd), plus switched to HC from Medrol. This past week, I have felt hyperthyroid. I sweat all the time (although it's still pretty cold outside, it even snowed yesterday), I don't sleep as well as I used to, I find it hard to relax at night, and I toss and turn before falling asleep unless I take a capsule of melatonin.
I realise weight loss can lead to a decreased need for thyroid medication, but I also wanted to check if anyone has experienced a switch from borderline hypothyroid (meaning many remaining hypo symptoms) to borderline hyperthyroid when going on HC? Medrol never had that effect on me, and I am taking 20 mg of HC daily while I used to take 4 mg of Medrol (which equals 20 mg of HC).
I was on 5.5 grains of Erfa, and my most recent labs (from four weeks ago) showed that my FTs in blood as well as T3 and T4 levels in 24 h could be higher (the doctor said they were about 75% of what they should be). I have been taking 5 grains of Thiroyd which contain 175 mcg of T4 and 40 mcg of T3, while 5.5 grains of Erfa contain around 190 mcg of T4 and 44 mcg of T3. So I definitely seem to need less Thiroyd...it could of course be related to the recently reported problems with Erfa.
I have been considering lately trying Thyroid-S, as it contains a sustained-release component. However, the long list of ingredients really makes me hesitate...I am not too thrilled about talc (in Erfa, too, granted), or aluminium. I simply fail to see why so many fillers and binders would be necessary, when Thiroyd only contains a few of them...but many seem to be doing well on Thyroid-S. Those of you who are, and who have previously tried other brands of NDT, have you noticed a stabilising effect from the sustained-release substance, or feeling a difference in any way between Thyroid-S and other meds...?