I have read about people taking NDT and gradually increasing their dosage until their symptoms are gone or vastly reduced.
Currently I'm prescribed one grain (was on alternating 50/75 Levo). I've started taking 1.5 grains - awaiting blood test results - but as a month ago my TSH was 5 and T3 very bottom 3 just scraping in the range on Levo - I feel I am due a bit of a boost.
My symptoms have all gone - just tiredness really. Had brief experiences of heart palpitations and dry skin but now gone for the last month. Even the monthly depression has not been so bad (took the pill for 5 days).
All that remains that I could put as a symptom is being one stone heavier than pre-pregnancy four years ago now. Have a good diet - Thyroid friendly - gluten-free and eat loads of bones and meat. Have lost about 4 kilos since starting NDT about 6 weeks ago.
Should I continue the increase at least until I am symptom-free i.e. Pre-pregnancy weight? Or take the doctors approach testing every 6 wks? I think I am losing puffiness / retention as opposed to body fat.