I take just 25 Levo a day. I don't have current bloods to quote, but it does seem likely that I only need a small amount.
At Christmas I switched to 1/2 grain Nature Thryoid. I was very excited to see if it would give me better energy and remove the depression that seemed to set in within 1/2hr of taking my Levo every morning.
The NDT was not a success. The first day I felt nice and calm and positive but from then on I got more and more anxious, panicked and jittery. I thought at first I just needed to get used to it. But it was hopeless. I could barely get through a day and practically mainlined valerian tablets to try to calm down.
I could not carry on like that so I stopped and switched back to 25 Levo. So far no return of the depression symptom, which is nice. But it doesn't give me much energy. So I read up and tried switching to taking it at bedtime. Two things happened. I felt a lot better in the morning and had better energy. BUT I could not sleep. At all. For a week I kept that up until I felt zombied during the day and had to stop and go back to mornings.
It's such a low dose I am very surprised it made me unable to sleep. Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions as to how to overcome it? I really did feel better taking it at night until the sleep issue became unbearable. I just never feel as if I sleep well. It's as if I am blacked out only, not resting and recuperating or repairing.
I do have a T3 stash. Slightly out of date, but still it's T3. I'm wondering if I could use a tiny amount of that somewhere to aid the sleep situation. Any thoughts?
Ferritin levels were a bit low late autumn - been supplementing for a while now.
Active B12 test came back good.
Vitamin D was a bit low - been supplementing for a while again. It's nearly time to retest the iron and Vit D, so no new results currently available but they usually come up OK with supplements.