I’ve now been on NDT for two and a half weeks, and feeling better. I raised it to 1.5 grains a day 10 days ago, and today, I feel ready to raise to 2 grains a day. So I’m making that jump.
I have been concerned about this uncontrollable itching I’ve developed all over my legs. It’s been so bad I’ve scratched myself raw at night and it’s particularly bad when I first wake up in the morning or when I am warm. I wasn’t too sure if it was a problem with the tablets or a side effect, so I did some digging and found that good old Stop The Thyroid Madness mention it on their website and in their book, which I also have (you must buy it).
They say that when you first start on NDT and you’re raising it, it can uncover other issues or make pre-existing ones worse. Well, I have contact dermatitis and eczema so I guess it was aggravating it. After about a week, it has calmed down though, and I think it should go completely after this next raise to 2 grains a day.
I have noticed that my stamina and fatigue is somewhat better, and the aches, pains and joints stiffness have improved. My itchy scalp,which I’ve had for a good few months, has thankfully stopped also! Hurrah! I had tried all sorts to calm it down but it seems that was a Levothyroxine induced symptom.. the symptoms for that drug are never-ending.
So, I am going up to 2 grains a day, split in half – half in the morning and half in the afternoon. I am excited to be seeing some changes already. I don’t think I have far to go before I reach the right dosage for me.
Obviously I am doing this on my own, which is risky and could be dangerous. I would always suggest working with a doctor where possible, especially when making changes to your health regime.
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