Broda Barnes said:Thyroid therapy does not produce overnight change. No change may be noted for about a month. Usually, at some point between one month and two months after the beginning of therapy, some of the symptoms begin to subside and the individual begins to feel better.
Broda Barnes said:The starting dosage should be maintained for about two months. After that, if necessary, the dosage may be increased.
Referring to basal temp:
Broda Barnes said:That Thyroid treatment is safe as long as one does not exceed the upper limit of 98.2. That is, unless a cold, sore throat, or other infection are present. He writes: The Thyroid gland will not decrease its normal function unless the basal temperature is maintained for some time above the upper limit of normal.
Broda Barnes said:The normal range of basal temperature is between 97.8 and 98.2 degrees Fahrenheit.......During treatment, it should not exceed the upper limit if normal-98.2-unless a cold, sore throat, or other infection is present. The thyroid gland will not decrease it's normal function unless the basal temperature us maintained for some time above the upper limit of normal.