I was on 100mcg Levo until March2017 19th but old symptoms of brain fog and memory loss returned with a vengeance. I still have mild chronic fatigue issues ( even a slight amount of excercise results in delayed fatigue). On 19th March i agreed with my GP to increase to 125mcg. To date, the brain fog is much better, but still feeling knackered all the time. I can barley hold down my job.
I had a consultation with an alternative therapist (nutritional background) on personal recommendation. He was very familiar with thyroid issues, chronic fatigue issues, NDT, Iodine etc. I was recommended various nutiritional supplements, most of which sounded very reasonable and safe advice (but not based on blood tests)
One recommendation raises a concern - and i would like to know if anyone has any relative experience or advice please.
I was advised to switch from 125mcg to two Grains of Thiroid NDT and 12.5mg Iodoral. Iodoral contains 5mg Iodine and 7.5mg iodide.
I did query whether it was okay to take NDT AND Iodine as i was worried about overdosing he replied that his methodology was designed to avoid innacurate dosing.
Previous test results:
April 2015 results:
TSH 15.3MU/L (0.3-4)
FT4 12.9pmol/L (10.5-24.5)
This was when i had a health crash and GP put me on 100mcg Levo.
Thyroid autoantibodies 312 kU/L (0-49) (i presume this means i have Hasimoto's?)
TSH 1.7 MU/L (0.27-4.2)
FT4 18.1pmol/L (10.5-24.5)
FT3 was 5.1 pmol/L (3.1-6.8)
Still on 100mcg - feeling better but still fatigued/and energy issues)
TSH 1.46 MU/L (0.27-4.2)
FT4 17.1pmol/L (10.5-24.5)
On 125mcg Levo - Brain fog better but still tired/fatigued all the time.
I couldnt get the GP to give me a FT3 blood test again.
So, can anyone advise whether it would be okay to take the 2 grains NDT AND the Iodine?