I'm ready to quit thyroid meds. I've been on them now 3 yrs and tried all types and doses and still bloat up like 6 months pregnant. When I finally got on "natural" nature-throid the bloat went down but then got caught in the 'reformulation" crapola and had to go on synthetic. Now for a yr beeen back on natural meds and still bloat up. My doctor lets me "experiment" and I've gotten up to 4 grains and seem to get worse? I'm wondering if my body is just freaking out with shock and thus bloats? like maybe cortisol bursts?
I've tried digestive enzymes, help a bit. I'm watching what I eat and exercise more - gained weight! Never had any weight issues until I got on thyroid meds. ( also suffered insomnia prior to meds- once up to 3 grains I slept much better, now dropped back down to 2.5 and starting to have trouble sleeping again.) My symptoms seem to be opposite of hyper when I increase doses? I haven't ever stayed at 4 grains very long due to the worsening of bloat, maybe its just an adjustment period?
t4 free: 1.6 0.8-1.8
t3 total 110 76-181
t3 uptake; 36 H 22-35
These labs were from a combo of 2 grains N/T and 50 mg of Levothyroxine ( felt hyper!)
now I am on just N/T : 2 1/2 gr