I've got a few things I'm still not sure about:
I've been taking L-thyroxine for just over 1 week and over the weekend just gone my eyes didn't look as puffy. I get up today and they have massive bags underneath - could this be from the way I've been sleeping or has my body accepted the tablets and the puffiness has come back because it needs more of the L-thyroxine? I take the medication first thing in the morning the same time every day and on an empty stomach, so I'm not sure if anything's happening as of yet.
My GP has sent off my application for a medical excemption card for free thyroid medications. He did this for me on the 31st May and according to the NHS my application should have gone through within 10 working days. Has anyone else got a medical excemption card and how long did it take you to receive yours? I thought it'd be fair to assume that seeing as it's medical and the medication I take is lifelong it isn't the sort of thing that they should put off processing and sending out.
How long does L-thyroxine take to make any significant difference? I know that I've already mentioned as above my eyes don't look as puffy although they do today, and I suppose that different doses of l-thyroxine work with people with varying degrees of hypo, but I've been tracking my BBT over the past week and it's still pretty low. I do it first thing in the morning and it's been like 35.2, 36.1, 36.0, back down to 35.2 and up again at 36.1!
Thanks for any help xx