I've been on NatureThroid 6 weeks at 1/4 grain. It gives me heart palpitations and I already have tachycardia, so it scares me. My menstruation came 10 days early the first month on NT and I've had 3 cycles on it thus far, coming in earlier and earlier each time so it's 2.5 weeks apart instead of almost 4. The bleeding is ridiculous, too, I can't leave the house for 3 days per cycle..it's that bad.
I also was recently diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and I'm being treated for it with a specific food regimen and antibiotics. The foods I cannot eat are beans, nuts, eggs, grains, red meat...well, a lot of high iron foods that also are considered high residue (stay in your system longer), which feeds the bacteria in my system. Regardless, SIBO prevents absorption of nutrients so it'd be a losing battle - and has been - to supplement my iron with food right now. I was considering buying Hema-Plex tomorrow but only if it doesn't cause constipation, as I already have intestinal issues.
I was considering switching meds for thyroid to Acella but have now read nightmare stories on hair loss on that, too. Others have had success on Armour, but some not. I don't know which would be my best option...
In case it helps, here are my pre-NT and post-NT lab results:
**Pre-meds: TSH 3.90 (0.4-4.50); Free T3 2.6 (2.3-4.2), Free T4 1.0 (0.8-1.8), Reverse T3 30 (11-32). Ferritin: 33
**Post-meds (same ranges): TSH 2.90; Free T3 3.0; Free T4 1.1; Reverse T3 24. Ferritin: 34
I just want to feel normal again - and look normal!