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Starting on Nature-Throid NDT

Jenna5
Jenna5

I've bit the bullet and ordered Nature-Throid. Praying that it makes me feel like myself again. I've had no thyroid for 8 months and my body hasn't taken to Levo as it should (levels never balance for long) and I'm currently on 150 Levo a day, my latest blood tests are;

Thyroid Antibodies - 0.2 (0.00-10.00)

T3 - 5 (4.20 - 6.70)

T4 - 15.6 (6.5-17)

TSH - 0.43 (0.34-5.60)

I've also had my Iron, B12, Vit D and Magnesium, all are within the range but low so I have started taking supplements for each.

I'm wondering how I should start introducing NDT, do I still take my levo to begin with? I have ordered 2 grain (130mg).

Thanks

Jenna

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Jenna5,

Quarter the NDT tablet with a pillcutter and reduce Levothyroxine to 75mcg and take 1/2 grain NDT with NDT and a second 1/2 grain dose 8-12 hours later. If you tolerate the T3 okay you can stop the Levothyroxine 2 weeks later and increase NDT to 2 x 1 grain doses.

Jenna5
Jenna5 in reply to Clutter

Great, thank you. So if I tolerate the T3 ok, do I take 1 grain in the morning and 1 grain later on in the day or can I take both at once? I'm Scared that I'll miss the second dose as I always take my Levo as soon as I wake up. Suppose I can take one when I get up and one when I go to sleep

Clutter
Clutter in reply to Jenna5

Jenna5,

Splitting the dose spreads the T3 more evenly. It's probably best to split the dose until you are used to T3. Morning and bedtime dosing are a good way of doing it.

Jenna5
Jenna5 in reply to Clutter

Great, thank you 😊

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