Too soon to raise the dose? NDT

Too soon to raise the dose? NDT

Hi!

I posted recently to say I'd started on NDT last Sunday. For the first three days (Sun Mon Tues) I'd begin on half a grain taken 2 hours before breakfast. However I was having bad side effects of extremely painful muscles, high temperature, diarrhoea and some dizziness.

After some kind people here responded, many felt I was under medicated for my results but perhaps I should go down to quarter grain then build back up. This is what I did as my private gp came back to me and advised the same. The side effects above went, but the hypothyroid symptoms of constipation and fatigue worsened (probably unsurprisingly).

I obviously need to ultimately be on a higher dose. Now the side effects are better, can I start taking half a grain again? Or perhaps take the second quarter at bedtime (split the dose but have a half grain in total a day)

I don't want to raise it to fast, but aware that the advice from here was to get to a higher dose in order to start feeling better.

Thanks all

Lulu

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Lulu2017,

Were you taking Levothyroxine prior to NDT? If so, what dose?

Try 1/4 grain morning and bedtime and see how you do.

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Hi clutter

Thanks for replying I really appreciate it

No this is the very first time I have taken thyroid medication

Xx

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Those are my results before starting any medication xx

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Lulu17,

Why are you taking it? Your thyroid levels are euthyroid (normal).

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If you look at my previous posts and replies, other members have said if anything I'm under medicated. And that altho Im In 'normal' ranges, im v low in range. On another blood test a week before my ft4 was 12.4 of a range 12-22. As I have so many hypothyroid symptoms that's why I'm on NDT... what do you think?

So confused! X

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Lulu2017,

Did you make it clear those were results before you were taking medication? If not, they probably assumed you were taking medication and that's why they said you were undermedicated.

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greygoose what do you think? X

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