I'm trying to increase my NDT dose after coming off T4 due to high reverse T3.
After my rT3 suddenly cleared I couldn't tolerate the dose I was on and flailed
around trying to find one that I could, ending up on the ridiculously small dose
of 1/4 half-grain Erfa tablet twice a day, ie 1/4 grain a day. Obviously I felt
worse and worse on this and was getting jittery and breathless, particularly in
the evening when the dose had worn off, and in the morning. I talked to my
doctor and he said that in his experience people often had symptoms for a little
while when they increased their thyroid dose while their body adjusted, so I
decided to bite the bullet and add in 1/8th of a half-grain tablet every couple
of days. I felt better and better and was obviously very pleased about it, but
about 3 days ago, as I was nearly taking 3/4 grain a day I started feeling a bit
jittery and breathless and it's got worse. I took 3/4 grain yesterday but today
I dropped back to slighly less (don't feel any better, though). I would understand getting palpitations when taking a higher dose than my body was used to at that time of day but I haven't noticed any palpitations and I have the jitteriness all day. Has anyone else had symptoms like this? Did they go away if you stuck at the dose and allowed your body to get used to it?