Following my TPO ab result of 1229 (0-100) but in range TSH and FT4 my GP has agreed to give me a trial of medication to see how I do. He was against it because he says that taking it when you don't need it will cause heart problems and brittle bones.I'm fairly certain I have seen it mentioned on it as it not really being a problem, shall have to investigate more...
Anyway I asked him if he would allow me to give it a try now that he has outlined the risks and his concerns. He agreed He phoned this evening to tell me that my ANA results came back negative and to pick up my prescription tomorrow. I think he said we will be starting at 25 and see how I feel.
This is going to sound ridiculous but I am actually a little nervous about starting it. I know it's what I was hoping for but now that the time has come I'm feeling" uh oh this it" and the two thousands worries are going through my head...
what if it doesn't agree with me?
what if I end up feeling worse?
will it give me side effects?
and so on...
From what I remember seeing on many posts here it is to be taken on an empty stomach with water either first thing when you wake up or before bed.Any pros or cons to either or is just a question of personal taste? Should I start with first thing in the morning?
Also I know I need to make sure I don't have it near iron supplements which I am starting now and away from calcium too.
Will I feel any different straight away or does it take some time to build up?
Any other tips or advice for this nervous Nellie?