I hope someone can help please. I started on NDT mid-March this year after being on 100mcg of Levothyroxine against the Dr and Endo's advice. They wanted me on 75mcgs, but I still had all hypo symptoms and was gaining weight. I tried 75/100 on alternate days, but I still had hypo symptoms. I then started to get symptoms of TED, dry eyes, grittiness and bulging eyes - my Dr even asked me if the optician said I have bulging eyes. She didn't as this development only happened between December (when I had my eye test and February when TED symptoms were at their worst) I realised then that I was going to have to treat myself. I decided to switch to NDT Thiroyd from Thailand. Following advice on STTM and this forum I have gradually increased my dosage until I am now on 2 1/4 grains (changed this on Sunday). My problem is, although most of my symptoms have improved, I am putting weight on at a ridiculous rate. 7lbs in the last month alone. I had BH blood tests at the beginning of May and had had a limited blood test at the Dr’s last week:
TSH - 2/5/16 - 0.005 (range 0.3-5.0). 2/7/16 - 0.01 (range 0.3-5.0)
Free T4 - 2/5/26 - 17.84 (range 12-22) 4/7/16 – 12.5 (range 12-22)
Free T3 – 2/5/16 – 5.99 (range 3.1 – 6.8) 4/7/16 – 4.7 (range 3.1 – 6.8)
I’m supplementing with B12 as my B12 was 326 (range 250-1000) and I understand that you need to be top of range in this. Ferritin was 118.5 (range 20-150) so this looks OK. Serum Folate was 16.4 (range 10.4 to 42.4). CRP 3.0 (range 0.50).
I’m also supplementing with selenium as I understand that this is needed too. I know I need to get bloods checked by BH again and am arranging to do this. In the meantime, can anyone suggest where I go with this. If I increase to 2.5 grains I get TED signs. When I reduce to 1.5 grains, I get hypo symptoms. I’m at a loss where to go with this. Can anyone help please? Thank you.