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I was just diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I was put on WP

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I was just diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I was put on WP Thyroid 2 Grain and then, about 3 weeks later, I wasn't feeling as good as I'd hoped and I was increased to 3 Grain. What's odd is that, when I first started the 2 grain and then again when I increased to the 3 Grain, I started feeling really good..... and then I'd be right back to feeling run down, no energy, no motivation, etc. Is this normal when starting/increasing dose of meds? Will I eventually feel better again? Do I need to look into a different medication? Increase dose again? I'm at a loss and looking for some direction.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.



I am Doctor Thomas, a double board certified doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine, with advanced training in several other fields. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but be sure to use reply to expert to communicate with me as needed.

WP thyroid can vary in its strength, even batch to batch.

In addition, it has more T3 than is normal. Good for some patients, bad for others.

First of all, you need to see what your TSH is.

Optimal for most people is around .8.

Above that, and you still might need more.

Below, you might need less.

You might actually need synthroid, a t4 preparation, which many people do better on.

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