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Self Medicating help please

Some of you may have read some of my previous post about a less than helpful doctor. I'm niw considering going down the self medication route, I have no idea where to start.

Someone on a Facebook thyroid page sent me a link to thyroid S on <site deleted> but I'm not too keen on buying medication on <site deleted> & this isn't a brand I've heard mentioned before.

My test results are showing high TSH (4.66) FT4 16.22 & FT3 5.4. So it looks like FT4 could do with being higher to reduce my TSH & help me feel normal again.

This is only info I've picked up from here so feel free to let me know if I'm no right.

I'd be really grateful if someone could PM me a reliable source of some mess that could help me.

Many thanks

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Thyroid-S is Thai NDT which is widely used by members. Not every brand of NDT suits everyone so if Thyroid-S doesn't suit you there are other brands you can try.


There are quite a few Natural Dessicated Thyroid Hormones and I'm sure you will get a Private Message from a member.

The one mentioned above is popular.

grains are the usual measurements of NDT and 1 grain is roughly equal to around 100mcg of levothyroxine. However, the dose isn't so important as the effect it has on the patient.

Usually you switch over from the dose of levo to an equivalent of NDT and increase by a small amount every two weeks until you feel better. Sometimes if the fillers/binders don't agree you may have to switch to another but you should allow a reasonable time for your body to respond to a dose.

You should also take your temp/pulse a few times a day before you begin. If your pulse gets too fast or temp too high, you should drop down to previous dose.

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