Hi All...so I am now on a waiting list for a doc who supposedly treats hashis/hypothyroid with diligence (trying to think positive, but not holding my breathe though....) However the wait is at least, 6 months...I can't wait that long. I have a refill of the NT that my first private doctor prescribed. It's 1/4grain. Low dose.
I took NT for the very first time, as my very first thyroid medication, in January 2017, upon initial diagnosis. I took 1/4grain daily, on an empty stomach. Waited 1-2hours before eating. However, after 4 weeks, I started having short breathe and a rushed feeling (almost like a flight or flight/fear sensation). So I stopped taking it. I no longer see that doc (long story).
In the interim, I noticed that I had that same feeling even when I was off the NT. I increased my low dose blood pressure meds (up to 5.0mg ramipril) and started testing my blood sugar and taking a small amount of insulin if over a certain level (as the symptoms of high blood sugar include that same sensation/short breathe). That helped. I haven't had that sensation since.
So while I await this appointment, I thought perhaps I should give the NT another try. I can't NOT do anything, as my work and energy are suffering, eye pain, swelling, no energy, heavy blood loss (menstrual), light sensitivity...
So my questions are what are symptoms that are ones I should work through until properly titrated? What are some of the side effects that you have encountered with NT? How do I know whether to stay on or to stop? I realize I should stop if I get chest pains, but when is it ok to keep titrating up?
I plan to have labs redrawn in 4 maybe 6 weeks. My last labs are under my introduction post on this site (if anyone would like to see). But I'm essentially low FT3, low/normal FT4, "normal" tsh.
Any word you have on how to take this medication, I appreciate. Thank you all....
In solidarity and endurance,