Hello Fellow Thyrodoidians,
My name is Susan, and I’m from Alabama, USA. I used to come here a couple of years ago. Had to start a new account. You have always given me great advice, so here I am again! I have hypothyroidism, but now very hyper from an increase in NDT from 3/4 grain to 1 grain. I got completely off thyroid for 2 days now. Will start back on 3/4 tomorrow morning. I really didn’t think that the 1/4 extra would be too much, but it must be a powerful med! My last readings were:
TSH - 0.946 (Range 0.450 - 4.500 uIU/mL)
T4 - 7.9 (Range 4.5 - 12.0 ug/dL)
I know this is not much for you to go on, but he just tested the 2 this time.???
On 3/4 grain - very hypo Many of the classic symptoms. The really bad one was constipation. I would go 2 weeks (all the while using stool softeners and enemas.). I had to finally take a laxative which worked great, but don’t like to rely on them.
On 1 grain - hyper...hot sweats, racing heart, high BP, couldn’t sleep, crying jags, too much energy (a feeling inside not actually doing things)! BUT I regained my ability to have normal BM’s.
I feel there must be a happy medium somehow.
Dr has never done an antibody test. He actually said, “It doesn’t matter what has caused hypo!” UGH!!!
I am going to make an appointment with an endocrinologist. My dr now is just a GP. May take a while to get an appointment.
To throw another monkey wrench into all of this, I have secondary hyperparathyroidism (due to chronic kidney disease). Is there any correlation between the two?
Please tell me what you think ASAP as I feel desperate!
Oh, I am good with all vitamins/minerals except for a low phosphorus count.
Thank you for reading this long post!