Switching from ndt to t4 t3 combo: Hi all im on... - Thyroid UK

Thyroid UK

111,467 members129,621 posts

Switching from ndt to t4 t3 combo

Netty510
Netty510

Hi all im on 2 1/2 grains on ndt and thinking about switching to t3 t4 combo what would be my dose on synth? Reason why the switch i was on np thyroid and it went south and all other ndt i got some thyroid-s tabs havent tryed them yet any advice appreciated thanks

12 Replies
oldestnewest

2.5 grains of NDT contains 95 mcg T4 and 22.5 mcg T3. I think, if it were me, for simplicity's sake, I'd go for 100 mcg levo and 25 mcg T3. :)

Netty510
Netty510 in reply to greygoose

Any advice on how to take the t3?split up doses through the day?im not self.treating yet i have to try and get my.doc.to help me out

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Netty510

Did you split your NDT? If so, carry on like that with the T3. There's no one right way. You have to experiment to find the method that suits you best. :)

Hidden
Hidden in reply to greygoose

Sorry to jump in but by any chance would you be able to tell me what 2 1/2 grains of nature throid is in a T3 dose for my blister of a pain sister 🙄 thanks

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Hidden

That is very, very difficult because it depends on how well she absorbs and converts. I should think it would be different for everyone. We usually say that T3 is four times stronger than T4, but that's just a ball-park number because if you can't convert it, T4 has practically not strength at all. Perhaps about 40/45 mcg. But, she really ought to start out lower than that and adjust as necessary. Is that what she plans on doing, then? Going from NDT to T3 only?

Hidden
Hidden in reply to greygoose

Hi yes. She wants to try T3 only as feels like T4 in NDT doesn't help her. Thank you very much

P.s the other reason is nearly all the ndt's she'd tried are not what they used to be , not worth struggling on them.

Netty510
Netty510 in reply to Hidden

Yes shes right.all the ndts here are not working anymore

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Netty510

It's true, used to be good. But slowly one after the other has been fiddled with so they look different or stink of cat piss, true. I don't think we've ever been really been allowed to have the freedom of choice with regards to Thyroid meds. Bunch of cartels..

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Hidden

NDT didn't suit me, anyway. I'm much better on T3 only. But, she needs to take it slowly and monitor her symptoms in case she's on too much. :)

Hidden
Hidden in reply to greygoose

Ok thanks , slow n steady. Hope it works for her too. I'm on T3 only.

Why haven't you tried Thyroid S? They worked for me when I took it.

Netty510
Netty510 in reply to Lora7again

That's a good question,im actually nervous to take it only because i haven't taken it before ,when you was taking it did you chew it or swollow it ect?thanks

You may also like...