Could somebody please provide any insight to this perplexing and frustrating situation for me? I take NatureThroid NDT (5.5 grains) which has really improved my quality of life. I started with 3 grains around November 2015 and then built up to around 4-4.5 grains. I notice that when my FT3 is on the higher end of the range (5.3 and above where the range is 2.5-5.7 ), my hair loss stops almost completely and I feel great! TSH is always suppressed with NDT (mine is <0.01) and FT4 always hovers towards the lower end of the range (12/7- 13.7 with a range of 9-23 ). What should happen to the FT4 levels? I have had to increase the NDT from 4 to 4.5 to 5 to 5.5 over time after my miscarriage in order to maintain the FT3 level above 5.3 as it keeps dropping... Many thanks in advance
I had repeat bloods yesterday and my FT3 is now back down to 4.4 again after having been on 5.4 just a few months ago after my miscarriage when I increased to 5.5 grains.
Why is my FT3 level not maintained despite the fairly hefty dose of NDT?
Do I need to take T3 in addition to NDT to boost the FT3 level?
I am continuing to lose so much hair, which I know is always a sign of dropping FT3 levels for me..
What could be happening to affect my FT3?
I am loathe to increase NDT to 6 at this stage. I just feel there is a missing piece here, but have no idea to find out what it is..
Any advice v gratefully received.
A v happy weekend to all!
PS: I had a miscarriage in January, which may have affected my thyroid?
I am due an ultrasound of my thyroid in January.
Many thanks in advance