I can’t seem to get all my questions in one posting!! Anyway, I read on the Web that the normal starting dosage for PTU is 300mg spread out in 3 doses. My doctor started me on 50 mg 2x/day, that was too low so he increased it to 50 mg 3x/day. I wonder if this is very conservative or if all doctors start that way. I’ve been on it since 9/5 with one week off for a thyroid scan, it has been two months basically and I’m not feeling “all better” yet.
This bulletin board is wonderful! I wish I’d discovered in in Aug and Sept when I was really a basket case. Thanks. Glynis
I went to the University student health. The doctor there started me on PTU taken 300mg three x daily. Trying to cope without much information is pretty tough. I’m getting there though and am learning more every day. I’m due for my next check-up next week. I’m not feeling any better as of yet. I’m pretty shaky and I get confused about what I’m doing and where I’m going all of the time. I really think this bulletin board is great. I get to talk to people about things that I don’t feel comfortable trying to explain to my husband and/or family. Not that I don’t think that they will understand because they have been very supportive so far. It’s just that at the moment I get frustrated and irritable very easily and I don’t like making them suffer also.