I still get dehydrated it just seems to be part of NDT/Levo. I would drink, particularly while undertaking physical activity (sailing) twice as much water as my peers.
NDT/Levo - well you have to take something, choose NDT or Levo, which gives you the best life ?
If you choose NDT start low and break it up into small small quantities taken regularly through the day. I diluted in water and sipped in a drink bottle. Fixes the dehydration too
Do not Mix NDT and Levo you will get all sorts of weirdnesses.
I use Australia Compounded Pharmacy NDT on a script, but I have also tried WP Thyroid for a few weeks, bought online. I didn't think there was a whole lot of difference.
Your body/endocrine system will be in complete melt down if you have been unable to take sufficent thyroid supplement . You have to get something into you or you will get worse. Yes I hated being in that position too. I take this drug it makes me feel like shit but if I don't I'll die. Real rock and place stuff. Like I say start slow and just take enough each hour so you are borderline ok on how you feel. Slowly slowly you will be able to increase.
Testosterone, firstly I'm a man but woman also need it too, GP needs to order blood testing in Australia - not sure about where you are. I would order Testosterone, oestrogen, progesterone tests for a woman. With your results do not accept "you are within range" (keep copies of ALL of your blood tests) You need to be 50% or above for your age range. I apply 1ml of Androforte5 cream per day.
B12 - You absorb B12 into you muscle/fat and you body calls it back as needed. I think the range is 170-900, but you can safely go to 1300. I get a B12 booster injection every 3 months and take no other supplements or side effects that I can tell. It could be just placebo but I felt it gave me clarity of mind and cleared out the brain fog Hypothyroidism brings.
I forgot to say earlier. You must be 100% gluten free and I advise sugar free. I cook all my own food and always try and go back to first principles with food. You should only eat things you can recognise. Example a Potato - yes I can see it, touch it and cook it some how. Potato chip - sorry even though it may say gluten free, there is so much other crap involved in making it you just don't know what you are eating. I often roast slices of potato, pumpkin with a drizzle of olive oil and salt as a replacement for snack or junk food. Only eat what you cooked.
The diet this is a whole book in its self. Some other time.