Re: ptu/inderal side effects
Typically we are started on a high dose (300mg of PTU is a normal starting dose - but it should be taken as 100mg three times a day). After a few weeks, it is necessary to get new thyroid labs done and see if the medication needs reducing. Only the "Free T4" and T3 test results should be used to adjust medication (reduce the dose, but still three times a day dosing) as the TSH result will remain suppressed for many weeks or months after being hyperthyroid. (It takes a while for the pituitary/thyroid axis to normalize and work properly again after being hyper).
What you are feeling *could* be signs of you edging into HYPOthyroidism.
The higher dose is necessary in the beginning as you have to use up your stores of thyroid hormone as well as interfere with new thyroid hormone production.
After 3-8 weeks, most of us are hypo if our dose is not adjusted downward.
Dx Graves 4/99, tx w/Tapazole & Atenolol - Remission 7/03; Relapse 1/06, back on Tapazole, remission & off meds again 11/06.