I have been on NDT 1x grain for just over 2 weeks and was going to get a BH blood test done 6weeks from starting. Then I read on here somewhere that increasing the dose by maybe half a grain every 2 weeks is one idea and then get bloods checked when symptoms improve.
My TSH was 2.95 (0.4-4.20) in July from 4.39 last March after being on 25mcg Levo from April to July.
In March Free T3 was 4.51 and Reverse T3 was 23, Total T4 was 100 (65-142),
Free T4 was 14.86 (9-23) in March but went up to 17 by July on 25mcg Levo.
From July GP agreed to increase dose to 50mcg Levo, but low dose meant that symptoms still haven't altered at all.
On 6th September I started self medicating NDT after GP told me she would not increase Levo any more in future from 50mcg so I felt I needed to take charge from there on.
Could people give me their ideas about whether to stay on 1x grain of NDT for 6 weeks and then get Full Thyroid bloods done or should I try increasing by half or quarter grain every 2 weeks to see if symptoms start improving.
I do know that some of my vitamins and minerals were down at the time of the last blood test, so have been trying to boost Vit D, Calcium, Folate, Ferritin both in diet and supplements but don't know what their current levels are yet until next blood test. I am aware of the need to keep these all at optimum levels too.
Any guidance to help me move forwards would be very much appreciated.
My next move will be to try T3, but tbh I found NDT easier to get hold of and thought it was the next best step to try first.
Thanks in advance