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Three and a Half Months on NDT

Three and a Half Months on NDT
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I’m now three and a half months in to NDT medication and am very happy with the progress made. Today, I picked up my latest blood results, taken yesterday, and I’m so happy with my results.

My TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 are all within range and in good places.. they’re optimal! And I feel well. I’m hardly ever consciously thinking about my thyroid, and it’s no longer affecting my day-t0-day life. My GP is also very happy with these results.

I’m hoping my last symptom, fatigue, will finally go away with continued adrenal support and/or going gluten-free, due to having Hashimoto’s too.

I am so glad my Free T3 has come down though, as in January, it was way above range and indicative of adrenal fatigue, as it can apparently make T3 ‘pool‘ in the blood.

Obviously, I have been working on fixing my adrenals, so it’s reassuring to see that this must be working! The book I’ve been reading and find useful is called: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.

For the first time in my thyroid journey, I can say:

I have an optimally treated thyroid condition.

Progress!

I’ll be coming off the adrenal support in a month or two and then re-testing my cortisol levels to hopefully confirm that the cortisol has come down. If you’re looking to test your levels too, a you can find testing options here and here. A lot of doctors don’t test for adrenal issues.

Have you had success on NDT? Let me know in the comments below. 

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About Author

Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

1 Comment

  • kerrylouise81
    April 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I love that it’s working and you are feeling better if only the doctors would listen x

    Reply

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