I increased by 1/4 10 days ago and felt a little better but now the anxiety and joint pain is coming back. Should I increase another 1/4 or should I wait.
another questions is I take my first dose of 1 1/4 grain at 5am in the morning and my second one of 1 grain around 5 pm.
By around noon time I start feeling cold and tired again and I drink a lot of coffee to make it to my second dose, should I take my second dose earlier in the afternoon ?
Thank you for your help. I will try to get labs done on Monday and see where my levels are.
Getting up every day at 5 am gets to me by 9 pm I am usually in bed no problem with my sleep.
I will change my second dose to 3pm and see if that makes me feel better.
honestly, if you're feeling tired by noon, that might be the best time to take your second dose.....if your first dose is at 5AM, noon IS seven hours later.....
New labs will show what the T3 component of the NT accomplished...it usually takes 4 wks, at least, for the body to "re-set" itself to changes in T4 dose.
At this point, it's important to see "where" the 1/4 grain "brings" you, mostly in regards to FT3.....you don't want to go over-range but, most people taking NT (and even me taking synthetics) need FT3 towards the very top of the range.
Dx'd Graves' June 2007..used ATD's, achieved remission Nov '09....went hypo Mar '10