Prior to that I was taking 2 grains NDT for my CM dose.
At first I was taking 15 mcg T3 for my CM dose, plus 1 grain NDT in the afternoons.
Now I'm taking 21.875 mcg T3 for my CM dose, plus 1.5 grains NDT in the afternoons.
When I added the T3, I started over the process of increasing and titrating the CM dose/time. In hindsight, I waited far too long to back up my CM dose time, and I suffered for it.
I suffered a return of some of my old adrenal fatigue symptoms, most notably a return of some serious depression and an increase in anxiety.
Things are improving since I backed up my CM dose time. But I have noticed that improvement is coming in waves, like it did back when I first started CT3M. I'll have a downright horrible day, followed by a not so horrible day, followed by a good day, followed by a GREAT day, followed by a lesser day. Still, my "horrible" days now are NOTHING like my horrible days back then.
One of the things I did was introduce 5-HTP. After about a week of being on it, I'm feeling really good mentally. I'm taking 100 mg 2-3 times daily.
Adrenal-wise, I'm going to have to be patient. There is no word in the STTM dictionary for hurry. :o)
My Current Symptoms (still present, but dramatically diminished since going on better thyroid treatment):
At this time, I would say that my chief complaints are my afternoon slump, dry eyes (which has gotten a little worse, although I've been reading a lot more), and nausea.
- Hair Loss
- Dry skin
- Less stamina than others
- Less energy than others
- Longer-than-normal recovery period after any major stress (physical, emotional or mental)
- Inability to stand for long periods of time
- Dry eye
- Thinning outer eyebrows
- Thinning, crooked eye lashes
- Broken/peeling finger nails
- Inability to lose weight
- Easy weight gain
- Low Progesterone
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Exercise making me sleepy, start yawning
- Brain Fog
- Occasionally getting really hot (not necessarily perspiring, though)
For adrenal fatigue symptoms, see here.