Ok, so the nightmare is threatening again. The prescribing consultant for T3 is buggering off to another hospital in another area and is not answering any emails from either me or his secretary as to if he will accept me as a client when he moves (if my GP refers out of area, of course) or if I will have to go privately, which is a stretch, to be truthful.
If he won't answer and my GP continues to prescribe T3 as she has been doing since this so and so was advising, how long before a blood test should I stop the T3 and sit around in drooling semi-consciousness, in order to prevent the, "AAAGHHH! Your TSH level is non-existent...we must stop medication!!" shrieks from the GP - or the next consultant, assuming they will even agree to continue to prescribe the T3?
What the leaving-mouth doesn't realise is that I have not taken the 50mcg of Levo + 10mcg T3 in the morning, plus 5mcg T3 lunchtime and 5mcg T3 afternoon as he prescribed, but 1grain of NDT at 5am, 10mcg of T3 at around 11am and 5mcg T3 around 5pm. LONG story, but suffice to say that consultation with this man, although it yielded some supportive prescribing, was like facing a Bren gun of words, like "yadayada heart attack, yadayada stroke, paralysis, crumbling bones, suppressed TSH, not on guidelines . . . " for 95% of the time with 5% interspersions of mine saying, "quality of life, suppressed TSH normal with T3, dying now, feeling so ill..." You get the drift.
And if I have to go it totally alone (currently get my own NDT, but may have to obtain Cytomel), then same question. How long before the bloods are taken should I hold off the T3? Or all the meds?
Advice gratefully received.