I was diagnosed about 5 years ago with an underactive thyriod.
Was on eltroxin and didnt agree with me and swicthed to Thyriod-S which worked fine.
I take 3x Thyriod S daily.
I have noticed that when i dont take/run out of my Thyriod-S i feel alot better.
I have a fasting blood test coming up next week, i have been getting healthier and losing weight by excersize and diet.
My question would be should i stop taking the Thyriod-S until my results come back when im test next Wednesday. Can Thyriod issues go away / be cured ?
Should i continue to take my Thriod-S even do i do not feel good on them until i get tested?
If you don't feel good on your current dose you need to look at why that might be. Perhaps you need a dose adjustment or your vitamins are at less than optimal levels meaning that what you are taking is not being effective.
What were your latest results for ferritin, folate, B12 & D3? Sometimes a helpful GP will test these for you, otherwise private tests are available, see link with companies and discount codes. thyroiduk.org/help-and-supp...
If your fasting blood test coming up includes a thyroid function test it won't be accurate if you stop taking the NDT now. Why do you think you might need to stop taking the NDT before the test?
Unfortunately once diagnosed thyroid disease does not go away. You were diagnosed 5 years ago, likely had hypothyroidism long before that diagnosis. Your thyroid has lost its function and a while ago you had a TSH of 20. The evidence is pointing to the fact you need thyroid hormone to be well.
Thanks, so should i just go back to taking them and wait till my results come back ?
You haven't explained what the test is for or why you feel the need to stop the Thyroid-S. Once on thyroid treatment it is for life, and if you do stop it can be difficult to restart again especially if vitamins are low.
Its full fasting bloods which will include Thyriod Test. Its just i feel better not taking them, maybe your right and i need to adjust my dose. GPs here in ireland are againts NDTs for whatever reason, they always reccomend me take Levothyroxine
You might feel better for a short period of time, but if you continued without the hormones you would undoubtably become extremely ill and it would take you a long time to recover once you restarted the hormones.
Its very common probably in many countries, including here in the UK that NDT is frowned upon, but people still take it as it helps them. You just have to be at peace with that and its always best to be honest with your doctors.
The vitamins thing is also really important. You haven't addressed those yet as far as I can see anyway. You likely have either deficient or low vitamin levels which can play into your symptoms and add to them. Also you wont be getting the most out of your NDT with low vitamin levels. It really doesnt matter if you have the best diet in the world as you just cannot absorb the vitamins well. If you want to feel the best you can then you need to get them tested and post the results here in a new post.
Thanks. Have not tested Vitamins before, what exactly should i be looking for testing wise
Forgot to mention should i give Levo a chance again so the doctor can prescribe the right dosage and monitor, i do know my experience before with levo was horrible
Do you have any blood results from when you were on Levo? It would help to make a better assessment rather than guessing. Often doctors don't prescribe us enough Levo so it never gets a chance to work properly. 10-20% of the population don't convert well though and do better on something with T3 whether thats T3 + T4 or NDT.
You would need testing for ferritin, folate, B12 & D3. Make a new post when you have the results stating your level and the reference range for each test - number in brackets after your result. People will then comment and recommend the right supplements.
I dont i am afraid, been on thyroid-s about 3/4 years now
Probably best to stick with what you have now as switching is quite an upheaval. Let us know when you have the vitamin results.