Temp advice please

Hi I started taking NDT yesterday so thought I better purchSe a thermometer! Was shocked when I took my temp this morning as it was 34.5 does this mean I'm still under active ? I don't know how to take my pulse yet, as still not mastered this😖 Only second day on 1 grain 65mg so early days as was on 100mgs of Levo so not sure what does to take as self medicating. So will wait a fortnight before increasing by half a grain Any advice focks would be appreciated

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  • Carriebaby,

    Low temperature can be a sign of hypothyroidism. It is unlikely to improve much until you have been optimally medicated for some time.

    100mcg Levothyroxine is roughly equivalent to 1.25 grains NDT.


    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.

  • Thanks for the advice do u think I should just up by another half a grain ?

  • How did you feel and how were your bloods on 100mcg Levo? Maybe udermedicated on Levo?

  • I posted my results my FT3 was 4.4 range was 3.5 - 6.5 so think that was rather on the low side

    FT4 was 16.8 range was 9-24

    TSH was 0.21 range was 03-6 been told I have Hashimotos as antibodies were high!! Was maybe going to up the NDT to 1.5 grains as I think I must still be suffering under active symptoms as gained 2.5 stone over the past 5 years

  • Carrriebaby,

    I think you should stick with 1 grain and increase to 1.5 grains in 2 weeks time.

  • such a low temp proves just how much you need NDT and how in a years time if you follow the correct dosing schedule you will be feeling far far better

  • Not sure about my dose as self medicating have been taking 1 gain for the past 2 days but think this might be too low as was on 100mcg Levo and was defiantly still underactive

  • tend to agree if you were on 100mcg levo and undermedicated you may well need more NDT but because of the t3 in it its still best to increase the dose cautiously

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