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Starting Thiroyd

Just received my delivery of Thiroyd from Thailand. Can anyone advise me on starting them please? I think I read that you should start with 1 X 60mg per day for a couple of weeks before trying to increase the dose until I feel clinically well. Is this correct?

My last bloods show that I am over replaced on Levo - what a joke, you only have to look at me to see that I am Hypothyroid!!!!

Here's to feeling better (fingers crossed) x

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Have you checked your levels of b12, vitamin D, folate and ferritin?

All need to be at very good levels for Levo or NDT to work

Do you have Hashimoto's? If so are you on gluten free diet to see if that helps too?


Hi, no I haven't checked them - already on vit D tho! Asked my GP the other day if I have Hashimotos, and it seems that it has never been checked!! Been hypothyroid for 32/33 years now!


If you can not get GP to do these tests, then like many of us, you can get them done privately

Blue Horizon - Thyroid plus eleven tests all these.

This is an easy to do fingerprick test you do at home, post back and they email results to you couple of days later. Usual advice on this test, (home one or on NHS) is to do early in morning, ideally before 9am. No food or drink beforehand (other than water) don't take Levo in 24 hours before (take straight after). This way your tests are always consistent, and it will show highest TSH, and as this is mainly all the medics decide dose on, best idea is to keep result as high as possible.

If you have Hashimoto's then you may find adopting 100% gluten free diet can help reduce symptoms, and lower antibodies too. Selenium supplements can help too.

You need good vitamins for any thyroid hormones to work

See websites


Thyroid pharmacist

Chris Kresser

Amy Myers


Were I you I would start on 1/2 grain rather than 1grain. The T3 can be a shock to the system. Start low and build up.


just got my Thiroyd and wondering about any conversion chart out there also should they be kept in fridge or not!



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