I would really appreciate your help, as I am not feeling at all well. I switched from Levothyroxine to NDT almost 3 weeks ago. I started with 1/4 grain, increased to 1/2 grain and have now been taking 1 grain Armour for the past 6 days. On the 2nd and 3rd day of taking 1 grain I felt better but then I progressively got worse again. I feel exhausted, have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, feel a bit depressed, have slight palpitations, slight ringing in my ears and my temperature this morning was 36.3 C and yesterday afternoon 36.7 C. This all indicates that I am undermedicated, but when I was taking levothyroxine, I was taking 50 mcg for 5 days per week and 75 mcg twice a week and was only slightly undermedicated. If my calculations are correct, then 1 grain Armour is a higher dose than the levothyroxine I was taking.
My blood test results while taking levothyroxine were:
TSH 2.05 mlU/L (Range: 0.27 - 4.20)
Free T4 21.58 pmol/L (Range: 12.00 - 22.00)
Free T3 5.54 pmol/L (Range: 3.10 - 6.80)
Blood tests for various vitamins and minerals from 2 weeks ago were good (except for folate which was slightly high from taking B-complex and iron saturation which was only 25%, with TIBC mid-range and Iron on upper end of range).
I weigh 53kg and I'm in my early 40's.
My blood pressure reading today was 100/67, which is a bit high for me - when I was healthy it was about 90/70 to 80/60 (from since I was 19 and for about 20 years).
My pulse today was 60 (resting and I don't exercise).
Should I increase Armour? Any other thoughts? I would really appreciate your help!