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It’s Been One and a Half Weeks Since I Lowered My NDT Dosage

It's Been One and a Half Weeks Since I Lowered My NDT Dosage
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Following on from my blog post 11 days ago about lowering my NDT from 2 tablets a day to 1.75, I thought an update would be a good idea.

Well, unfortunately, some symptoms I got rid of when I last raised to 2 tablets a day, are coming back. My scalp is itchy and sore again, and I’m feeling more tired. If I carry on feeling more unwell, I won’t be staying with the lower dose, even though it is only 4 or 5 more weeks until the next blood test. I felt well on 2 grains a day and my GP and I were happy with my blood results when I was on that dosage, so I won’t subject myself to feeling rubbish again just for the endocrinologist’s sake.

My endocrinologist advised that my TSH was a little too low, and although both my Free T3 and Free T4 still read really well, he advised that I reduced my NDT from 2 tablets a day to 1.75. Someone in my Facebook group said that she read that endocrinologists generally ask you to drop the dosage by a quarter when you reach optimal. God knows why. No logic in that.

My GP was fine with me on 2 grains, though, so I know if I do decide to go back to it of my own accord, he won’t be too fussed.

I’ll keep you posted!

Have you found endocrinologists to be much more help than your GP? Let me know 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".

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