I've been on NDT now for over 6 weeks and not feeling any better, still have very bad constipation, fatigue (worst in the morning), anxiety/depression, brain fog possibly a little worse. I started on 0.5 grain, increased by 0.5g every 2 weeks and now on 2.5g taken in one morning dose.
1) One issue I am confused about is that of Magnesium supplements, I have to take them with each meal, they do not work for me taken at night or before food etc. I have breakfast 1 hour after my NDT and I was under the impression that it was only calcium, vit D, iron and oestrogen that had to wait 4 hours after NDT dosing. Dr. Lowe only ever make reference to calcium interfering NDT absorption. Does anyone know for certain about how long you need to wait after taking NDT to take Mg ?
2) Which bloods should I get done ? My GP will only do TSH and FT4, I don't need the extra expense of private bloods but I will do them if necessary, it seems that FT3 is important and i've never had rT3/4 etc. What about Ferritin ?
How long before the blood test should I stop taking NDT ?
Previous bloods done in March '16 - TSH 3.15, antibodies <4 (>35 indicates Hashi's), FT3 4.1 pmol/L (3.9 - 6.7)
/ FT4 13.4 pmol/L (12 - 22), 25 OH VITAMIN D 94 nmol/L (50 - 140). Saliva adrenal test (March '15) normal.
I've also tried many times in the past taking very high doses Vit D, B12 (sublingual & oral), all bought from Dr. Myhills online and they made no difference, even when I stopped taking them.
Help me please ! P****d off, frustrated and all the rest :o(