Hi, I am just trying again, as I only received a couple of replies to my last post - and helpful as they were, they didn’t address my immediate problem.
In my last post I had been taking Dr Lowe’s Thyro-Gold 150 mg for two weeks and was at the two week point where I should have started on 300mg. Though I hadn’t had any improvement and was querying whether I should take that next step. I gave my blood work before I started the NDT in my last post and, to my untrained eye, they looked good but I was told when I discovered that I was homozygous for the faulty DIO2 gene that my labs could look OK even when I was feeling bad, could someone confirm that for me.
Since then I have started taking Thyro-Gold 300mg, and I have been on it for a week, but I still don’t feel any better, in fact I feel worse in some ways and very “flat” in my mood, which isn’t normal for me, and also I am having tummy pain – has anyone else had that? Of course, it could be something totally unconnected. Plus I feel uncomfortably wired in the morning which wears off later in the day. The only plus is that my temperature has now risen to 36.3. My question this time is: have I given it long enough to know that it isn’t going to work for me – or do I give it more time.
If it is advised that it probably won’t work for me now, do I go back down to one a day for a short while or can I just stop taking them.
When I was first medicated I found the levothyroxine very difficult to take, in the end I stayed on just 25mcg, even putting me up to 50mcg made me feel wretched. Could the T4 in the NDT be making me feel bad, I didn’t think the natural T4 would have the same effect.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.