Hi Everyone, My ME/CFS doctor suspected that I had subclinical hypothyroidism last winter and so I began to take 1 grain NDT daily, which I gradually built up to 1grain am and .5 midday. Although I felt no improvement in my health and I felt no negative effects from taking it.
I was just about to get some more private tests done when I had to go to A&E just over 2 weeks ago because I felt very ill (severely dehydrated despite drinking over 2 litres water, tingling hands/feet, cognitively challenged, slightly unsteady and a feeling of malaise). They gave me fluids and told me that they weren't sure what my problem was other than my sodium being quite below range, in fact had it been a point lower they would have insisted on keeping me in.
Had more bloods done and sodium ok, but last week my gp rang and explained that they'd heard from the hospital that I'm hyperthyroid, and so I thought 'Oh no I'd better stop taking NDT quickly, which my gp doesn't know about!' Maybe I shouldn't have stopped taking them so abruptly?
My hospital bloods were Free T3 is 9.4 (range 3.1 - 6.8), Free T4 is 23.2 (range 11.0 - 22.0) and TSH is 0.01 (range 0.27 - 4.20). I had some more done yesterday so I'll have the results in a few days.
I never feel close to feeling well, but my body just feels so unhappy now and it's hard to describe my symptoms, hence my question about my stopping my NDT.
I thank you and look forward your thoughts...