I added my first post on this website a few weeks ago (healthunlocked.com/thyroidu....
I've been busy since - I arranged a private blood test, ordered Thiroyd NDT from Thailand, and bought a bunch of supplements. Now I'm ready to switch from Levo to NDT and wanted to ask if anyone had any tips or suggestions regarding my plan to switch over to NDT.
First, here's the results of my blood test 2 days ago, which overall don't look too bad, although the all important FT3 isn't brilliant.
TSH 0.65 (range 0.27 - 4.2)
FT4 15.3 (12.0 - 22.0)
FT3 4.3 (3.1 - 6.8)
Anti-TG antibodies 12.1 (0 - 115)
Anti-TPO antibodies <9.0 (0 - 34)
25 OH Vit D 74 (50 - 200)
Active B12 81 (25.1 - 165)
Ferritin 86 (30 - 400)
Folate serum 12.9 ( > 2.9)
These results are from when I was taking 100mg Levo. I dropped from 125mg five weeks ago, long story. The blood test was done in the morning on an empty stomach, no Levo 24h before the test. I haven't been taking supplements recently, definitely not in the week before the blood test.
My thyroid test results on 125mg five weeks ago were:
TSH 0.06 (0.55 - 4.78)
FT4 14.59 (11.5 - 22.7)
Doctor didn't test FT3.
My NDT has now arrived in the post and so the plan is:
To stop taking 100mg Levo and switch straight away to 1 grain of Thiroyd.
After 2 weeks if I feel ok but symptoms still present, increase by 1/2 grain.
After another 2 weeks, same again, increase by 1/2 grain.
Then stay on 2 grains for a few weeks before getting a new thyroid blood test done.
For supplements I'll take:
B12 methylcobalamin 6,000 mcg sublingual tablets
Vit B Complex including 400ug methyl folate
Vit D3 liquid
Iron tablets, I have various strength tablets
Probiotics - this is the only thing I haven't bought yet
So presumably I'm pretty much ready?! Any thoughts?