Well, it happened. I was feeling so good and now I feel like I am back where I started. Almost all of the symptoms are coming back. I started treatment about three weeks ago and thought something great had happened.
I am taking t3 and t4 , dont know exact dosage but it says one grain on bottle, once a day. Dr says he wants to check levels next week to decide what to do.
Do you think I need increase in meds?
He also is going to start me on adrenal glandulars and licorice. Does this even work?
Also wondering if anyone else's hands get so cold that they feel like they are frozen and hardening? This is a new one for me and it is driving me crazy. I live in the desert and it is not cold here.
Don't worry, this is perfectly normal. It was the same for me, I started taking my medication and almost instantly felt better, then I felt bad again. Increased my dosage and felt better again.
You can expect to have to increase your dosage gradually like this, depending on how your thyroid is being destroyed.
Another possibility is that your adrenals aren't functioning properly. But I don't know much about this.
I haven't tried licorice myself, but I know of others that have, and they say it makes a difference.