Help! I have been on NDT 3.5-4 grains: I Titrated up in only 2.5 months and I think I made a big mistake and am way over medicated.
My heart has been racing, have had rapid thoughts, state of mortal fear, anxiety and over stimulation, I only realised it was the thyroid as Ive got loads of other things going on.
Ive had to go on beta blocker as blood pressure and veins are popping out.
How long to recover from this overmedication, if I go off NDT completely for 2 weeks.
Will I be at the equivalent T4 of that if I had dosed 1 grain as the half life of T4 is 1 week? So 4 grains dosing in the system will go to 1 grain dosing in two weeks? Is that logic roughly correct.
I have seen people say it takes 6-8 weeks?! I dont think I could bear that.
I am hoping if I go off for 2 weeks, then I will be low enough to start needing treatment again, but this time I will stick to 1 grain for 3 weeks! And only go up in 1/4s.
It is frustrating as I wanted to recover too quickly and am paying the ultimate price, I saw on STTM, that 3-3.5 grains was typical and as my T4 was out of range, and TSH was above 5, and I was freezing I thought I would probably need about that.
EDIT: Blood Test Results: Blood Test results
FT3: 2.81 pg/ml (2.5 to 3.9)
FT4: 4.66 pg/ml (6.1 to 11.2)
TSH 1.487 mUI/I
I had titrated too quickly up to 3.5 grains then I took 3 days off, then 2 days on 1 grain then a day off before the blood Test, what does this mean, I was not in fact that overdosed? And I should get back on a grain schedule?
HOw many grains should I take now??
The blood test also showed my oestradiol was very high for a man which gets affected by my HRT so is likely the cause of my discomfort that I wrongly appropriated to the thyroid.