Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help. My current "official" diagnosis is undifferentiated connective tissue disease, but my rheumatologist strongly believes it to be lupus, which has not quite fully shown yet. Anyway I have numerous problems and like everyone on here I am going through a pretty rough time. I'm already on hydroxy 400 mgs a day and have now started azathioprine which has just been increased to 100 mgs a day. Anyway I've not been too well recently, I thought i was flaring or it was the new mefication, so anyway i decided to ask the gp to check my thyroid along with my other bloods that I'm having due to the medication. It turns out my thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) is raised and now high, and my t4 (thyroxine level) is very low and has dropped significantly since when ever they tested it last. My gp has stated that I will probably need to go on thyroxine for an under active thyroid very soon, but my t4 levels are not quite within treatment range at present, needs to drop another 2 points, but very nearly there. He wants to re test this in 3 months. My question and concern is, is 3 months too long to wait for it to drop further when I already feel awful? Does anyone have any advice on this? Or know how long it will take to drop if my thyroid is already not working very well. Thanks in advance x
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