i think i've figured out that i need to get plenty of selenium in order to avoid the heart palps, etc during these increased thyroid hormone production times. when i take Fatigued to Fantastic, no heart palps and good sleep. when i don't, and god forbid i eat out, nightmare day.
nightmare days mean i can't write or exercise like i want to. i can't sleep well or want to sleep all the time.
i'm on 88 mcg of tirosint now and i think i am tolerating it okay. my last blood tests showed my THS at 2.5, which is great... down from 3.8. no signs of hyperthyroidism. just the iodine-hashimoto's caused hyper-like symptoms. i'm aiming for my ths to be between 1 and 2.
it has been an extremely frustrating time and the internet has a lot of bad information on it. one thing i've learned is: my thyroid is in its final throes and it is making life a little rough. sometimes it sputters into action and then i get a little too much thyroid hormone (because of the natural thyroid production and my daily synthetic)... and sometimes i feel like i'm not getting enough.
i've lost 8 of the 40 pounds i gained while begging my doctors to check my thyroid. it isn't melting off (8lbs in 3 months)... and sometimes i gain some pounds back for some reason. i cut out gluten and most dairy products and that has helped, too.
the tricky thing about being on medication has been knowing what GOOD and even GREAT feels like again and constantly having the feeling ripped away because of a sputtering thyroid or a heavy dose of iodine (because of eating at restaurants usually)... i still hope to feel 100% myself again one day but i'm definitely frustrated with the process.