The Wellness Q&A with Elaine Moore

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Last Post 21 Sep 2023 03:36 PM by Elaine Moore. 1 Replies.
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wendy983User is Offline New Member New Member Posts:
01 Sep 2023 06:42 PM
    Hi Elaine!

    How are you? It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here.
    You’ve helped me a lot in the past and your site got me into remission, following your advice and reading your book. So very grateful!

    Here’s the thing that’s been happening with me over the years. After remission I needed a low dose of levothyroxine, around 25-50mg . But every time I would go on it my free T 4 and Free T3 would raise to high pretty fast and I would be hyper.

    But if I don’t take anything, my levels drop also drop pretty fast. and I become hypo.
    What does this mean? I can’t find a balance
    Elaine MooreUser is Online Veteran Member Veteran Member Posts:4032
    21 Sep 2023 03:36 PM
    You just need a lower dose of replacement hormone. Try 12.5 mg and if that's too high, break it in half. Some of us are sensitive to medications and just need lower doses. You can gradually increase the dose then if it's needed. Best to you, Elaine

    PS It could be that your hypothyroidism post remission began to improve once you started meds. This form of hypothyroidism can also resolve eventually.
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