Good evening on New Year's Eve
I haven't posted here for a while, but thought I'd pop in and say hello and also to say a very big thank you to those who run the forum for their time and effort.
I just thought I'd leave this (multi part!) question here. I'm just wondering for those who are taking NDT:-
1. Which brand do you take?
2. How long have you been taking it?
3. What dose are you now taking?
4. Do you split doses? If so what times do you take it?
I'm curious as someone in another forum recently suggested that I'm not taking enough NDT. I started taking it 1st October 2016 and had a pretty rocky time initially due to the doctor who prescribed it giving me not particularly good advice re dosing and also a cortisol saliva test revealed adrenal issues.
But eventually got up as far as roughly 1.5 grains (give or take a few crumbs depending on pill cutting) and have stayed there. On a couple of occasions I've tried to increase just a tiny 'chip' for a few days but had what I believed to be adverse side effects and dropped back again.
I had an NHS blood test 30th November but of course they will only usually test TSH, but they did actually test T4 this time too, but no T3 of course.
Serum free T4 level 14.00 pmol/L [11 - 22]
Serum TSH level 00.31 miu/L [0.25 - 4]
I'm still taking quite a few supplements :-
Vitamin B Complex
I was also using a bio identical progesterone cream small amount twice a day since April this year as advised by someone else. But in recent months I felt I was experiencing bouts of low mood which I couldn't seem to shake off. I just wondered if it may have been connected with the progesterone cream as I read that too much could cause depressive symptoms, so I stopped it about 8 days ago. Not sure whether I feel a great deal different but felt it might be good to have a break from it anyway.
I have ordered a comprehensive test kit from popular company while it was on offer with a view to getting it done in early January which will include T3, antibodies and the usual vitamin levels and ferritin.
Previously I was taking Levo 75mcg and couldn't tolerate a dose any higher than that as it caused adverse symptoms.
Just interested to know what others taking NDT take and if any supplements used?
Happy New Year to everyone