Two weeks ago I posted about my declining NDT results and the apparent need for increase.
I posted my blood results since going on NDT in September 2018 - and am doing so again so that folks don't have to look back.
It was obvious from blood results that I needed an increase of the 2 grains Thyroid S. Eleven days ago, I increased by half a grain / tablet, I know that the usual advice is to increase by quarter a grain but I thought, given the very low levels, that it wasn't unreasonable to go for the half grain increase.
Three days ago, started to get horrible migraines, sore eyes and calf pain. It's taken me until today to realise that this combination of symptoms was one which I suffered from when my FT4 was too high. I'm a bad converter - hence my decision to self medicate with NDT.
Although I felt really ill this morning, I had to go shopping as snow is forecast and I had to buy the 40 loaves of bread and 20 bottles of milk that we all need when the weather's bad :)t
While in the supermarket, awful palps started which are only just beginning to ease off. I've never had these before - not even when my FT4 was stupidly high - and the experience has been frightening.
I find it hard to believe hat either my FT3 or FT4 has shot up from such a low level in only 11 days. I really don't know which of my frees is high, especially as I've had palpations which I haven't had before.
I know I've got to reduce dose straight away but I don't know the best way to do this. Miss tomorrow altogether or reduce by .25 grain? Or reduce to original dose of 2 grains for a couple of days and then increase by .25 grain. The more I think about this, the more upset I get. I just don't know what's happened.
Blood Results below:
Tests done 24 hours after last meds consistently.
30 December 2018
FT4 13.6 (12 - 22)
FT3 3.9 (4 - 6.8)
31 Oct 2017
Any advice greatly appreciated.