After slowly increasing my dose to 2 Grains (Nature-Throid) -1 grain @ 7am, 1grain @6pm (ish), I have been stable and reasonably happy on this dose for 12 Weeks. However, for the past week I'm feeling very warm (hot feet - need to take off shoes and socks, very hot feet during the night etc), but my temperature isn't over 36.6!, Increased pulse to around 90 bpm resting approx. 2 hours after taking my NDT, but this drops back to 75-80bpm after 4 hours. Trouble is I also have POTS, and my heart rate can be very erratic with any exertion (climbing stairs it will rocket to 130+ etc) and food also greatly increases my pulse. Now my questions are: -
1. IF I AM over-medicated, how long would it take for the T3 to wear off and my pulse reduce to "normal" again - I thought 4 hours was a bit quick?
2. Could it be that the T4 in my system has finally settled and is a little high now?.
3. I also have Autoimmune Thyroiditis, so was also wondering if I could be having a "flare" where my own thyroid has spluttered back to life a bit.
4. As Dr. Kenneth Blanchard notes, many patients need to slightly reduce their dose in the spring, and raise again in the autumn to coincide with the natural semi-hibernation we all do. Could this be my problem?
I'm due a full thyroid panel in the next 2 weeks (just ordered) so am reluctant to fiddle with my dose before then - I'm in a bit of a quandary!!!
Apologies for the long post, sometimes I get a bit bogged down in it all and appreciate some outside input (stops me getting tunnel-vision!).
Many thanks for reading,
best regards, Rick