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Admins-respect!

I've been so grateful for this forum since January 2011 when,after prolonged stress & chronic anxiety,I tipped over into a depression with panic disorder that lasted for 2 years.

In September 2016 It happened again despite being on T3.

This is an absolutely amazing source of knowledge,personal experience & support.

I want to say thank you to everyone who gives of their time to provide this help.

Admins,you are phenomenal in your dedication.

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Thank you and all of us on the forum who comment are here because we suffer(ed) and know exactly what's going on, more or less,

I hope you are improving after your set-back. Was your FT3 at optimum levels?

Sometimes an NDT may be helpful as it contains all of the thyroid hormones we don't have. Sometimes our bodies prefer a 'natural' approach. That's just a guess on my part. If you are 'thyroid hormone resistant' you can only recover on T3 but sometimes higher doses than would be usual.

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Hi Shaws,thanks for your reply.The first "crash"happened after 14 years on T4 monotherapy.The second on T3-only,following Paul Robinson's protocol for healing the adrenals.my T3 was slightly over-range.Reduced dose.Converted to T4/T3 combo & re-tested.T3 still over-range after several months.Reduced again.Now transitioning to NDT(Naturethroid)

Been on less than a therapeutic starting dose of Sertraline for 6 months & tapering off very slowly.A life saver-after the prospect of a prolonged repeat of the living hell of depression with panic disorder.

I believe my problem is adrenal-.Been an anxiety sufferer since a toddler-possibly earlier judging by reports of my persistent screaming pre-verbally.

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I hope fixing your adrenals will solve the problem. If we take T3 it probably is over range as the blood tests for thyroid hormones were introduced for levothyroxine alone.

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so no need to freak out if T3 6.4(3.8-6.0)November 2016 & July 2017

former on 55mcgs T3,latter on 75mcgs T4/25mcgs T3?

I lost a lot of hair on T3-only over 2 years,so decided I needed to cut down the dose,though pulse & BP fine.

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Agreed! I am a lot better than I was years ago and it's down to the help, knowledge and guidance on here. Thanks everyone :)

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Thanks, Naomi.

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