I have been taking NDT since August and my symptoms are steadily improving. I was taking 1 3/4 grains, in three divided doses, until two weeks ago when I developed a tremor in my hands and an internal 'shakiness'. It is worse in the morning and seems to wear off during the day. I reduced my dose to 1 1/2 grains (1 grain at 6 a.m and 1/2 grain at 3 p.m), because I thought I might be overmedicated. My functional practitioner thought the same.These are the latest results from Blue Horizon taken on 8th decemberTSH .04 (.24-4.2)
T4 12.78 (12-22)
T3 4.92 (3.1 - 6.8)
Magnesium 1.13 (.6 1) -a free test from BH.
I am really pleased with these results as my T3 was very low in September. It would appear that I am not over medicated on NDT and the T4 result suggests I don't have reverse T3 issues.
I have been taking Citalopram since August and am on 20 mg. A tremor is listed as a side effect, but I would have thought this would have appeared earlier. I plan to come off this as soon as I can, now the T3 levels are increasing.
I am taking 800 mg daily magnesium glycinate, for high cortisol, which is why the magnesium result is high, so will stop this.
I obviously want to increase the NDT as there is room for improvment with the T3 levels and I am still far from being well. I'll stay on the 1 1/2 grains for a few more weeks, see what the tremor does and then think about increasing.
Any views, ideas would be greatly appreciated.