Friday, February 7, 2014
More Episodes of Palpitation
So like planned I completely stopped LDN for a week and started back up again last Monday. For a third time I woke up around 3 am again. I tried it a few days later and the same thing happened again so I figured I am just not tolerating it well and asked my Napro Doc on how to go forward and we agreed to try a lower dose for a week and see how it goes.
So I haven't started the reduced LDN yet. The last few nights I walk up between 3-4 am and couldn't go back to sleep. My heart wasn't racing though so that was an improvement but the sleep disturbance is awful. Like Sew suggested this must be a symptom of low cortisol but it could also be due to high cortisol. So last night I stayed up late and slept around 1 pm and walk up at 3 am again and this time my heart was jumping out of my chest which gradually calmed down. My legs were so cold and my left arm and shoulder were killing me and are still sore. To make it worse I couldn't sleep until 7 am this morning and had to be up by 9 am for an P+7 ultrasound. Now I am pretty beat.
I am on 32.5 mg of NDT and 60 mcg of slow release T3. The NDT was added about three months ago and I was on only T3 for the last 4 years and had no issues with palpitation or sleep disturbance. Besides this issue I am loving the NDT. It had done wonders for the debilitating anxiety.
I have an appointment with my Dr. but it is a month away which is not acceptable. I will have to see her sooner but DH is only available every other Fridays so I could only schedule then. So I left a message for my Dr. asking what to do, I already did my lab last week so they should have the numbers. They are still waiting for the lab result and they moved my appointment to next Friday.
I want to add HC and see what happens but I am terrified of making the issue worse in case I my cortisol is high. I couldn't tolerate 20 mg of HC last year and had to cut to 5 mg only. I only took the NDT this morning and left out the T3. Hoping tonight will be a better night.