Reducing My NDT Dosage

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Going by my endocrinologist’s advice in his last letter, I am reducing my daily NDT dosage. I am currently on 2 grains a day, taking 1 in the morning and 1 mid-afternoon. I will cut it down to 1.75 grains a day, with 1 still taken in the morning and the rest mid-afternoon.

I’m not convinced it’s going to help my on-going symptom that is left – fatigue, but we’ll see. Unlike many of the doctors I see and know of from other thyroid patients, I AM willing to consider other ideas and give things a try.. So we’ll see. My latest thyroid blood results read well (well, to me. The endo didn’t like how low my TSH was, but admitted my Free T3 and Free T4 were good), so I’m not sure it’s gonna help. If not actually bring back some of my hypo symptoms.

He’s also written another letter to my GP, and now I have to book in to see them to discuss it. Apparently, the receptionist couldn’t tell me what this new letter says, due to patient confidentiality, and her not being able to access my letter. So, I don’t know if I have to see my GP next week based on the last letter he sent that also got sent to me, or a new one I haven’t seen yet.

We’ll see I guess. After being on this new dosage, the endo has suggested doing another full thyroid panel to check where my levels are, in  a few weeks, which is fine if I feel well, but if it makes me feel ill again, I will be returning to my 2 grains a day.

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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Rachel Hill, Thyroid Patient Advocate, blogger and author, has Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites and has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and also contributed the foreword to Emily Kyle’s The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook.

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