As some of you know, I have switched to NDT over the last few months. I was originally prescribed liothyronine many years ago, then switched to levo due to cost (but was told it was better - oh how naive I was!)
Anyway, I have been noticing gradual improvements over the weeks; more energy, better skin, being able to think in words of more than one syllable, etc. I have been taking my pulse and body temp to monitor myself carefully and my temperature is gradually increasing to nearly normal. My weight even stopped piling on. I increased to 3.5 grains a couple of weeks ago and I'm really starting to notice the difference now. I have even lost a couple of pounds of water weight this week. I know it's water weight because I was peeing for England the last couple of days. My joint pain is also much better and I feel generally happier. I have stopped the antidepressants completely, something my psychiatrist said I'd never be able to do (physical problems in my brain) and have reduced other meds. I haven't reduced my epilepsy meds because that could be foolish.
Although I have been taking good amounts of B vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin C, certain minerals and iron, I have started with sublingual B12 today so we shall see if that helps too. My MCV had reduced to just within the normal range last time after taking B12 and other B vitamins for a few months so hopefully we shall see further improvement at the next tests.
I took my resting heart-rate this morning - 56bpm! That is positively racing compared with the usual 36 - 44 I have gotten used to. I also don't seem to be dropping beats like I did before or getting the really heavy thumps from time to time. I haven't taken my blood pressure but I'll do that tomorrow at some point.
Also my son, who is in the process of being diagnosed with possible Aspergers, gave me a hug this morning. He doesn't do hugs or other physical contact of any kind so that was a really big deal. It's his birthday today and he felt that a special occasion means that a hug is ok. That really made my day
Have a lovely weekend everyone