I’ve had a tough time the past 10 months with palpitations and other bizarre side effects from hormone replacement therapy at wrong dosages and medications. Basically I’m trying to go back to the basics of what I knew worked 2 years ago.
Today is day 1 going back to synthroid from being on Nature-Throid for 6 months. I just don’t believe I’m tolerating the NDT well and have to make sure. How quickly will I notice a drop in symptoms if I’m right about this hypothesis? I’m on 81.25mg NDT and switching back to 125mcg synthroid.
I’ve recently stopped all extra supplements because I realized some were making me worse (hypermagnesemia and aromatase inhibition), but by doing that, realized I was treating a whole host of hyperthyroid symptoms like increased blood pressure, anxiety, nervousness, face and hand flushing, sweaty hands and feet, breathless, extreme hunger, insomnia, etc. I could be wrong about all this, but I’m pretty sure I’m not. I’ve even been prescribed a beta blocker to control the BP spikes and elevated heart rate. I’m guessing I should continue the beta blocker until the symptoms resolve but I don’t know how long that will be.
I also need to donate blood for a high hemoglobin which I’m not sure I should do quite yet with all this or just wait a few more days.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.