Disaster, this morning I went for my blood test to test my iron. Needle in arm, I asked the nurse to make sure we were testing for ferritin as well and serum iron only to be told that the doctor had ordered a full thyroid panel as well. I had taken my levo three hours before the test and I always wait until after the test to take it!
On top of that, the fact that I have increased my levo dose from 100/75 alternate days to 100 per day unbeknown to her I reckon my results are going to to send her into a tail spin. I could weep.
The masterplan was to increase the levo as my thryoid bloods were not due until October by which time, if I saw an improvement (which I have), I would be able to convince her I needed the increase. Now its all gone pear shaped.
In anticipation of a phone call summoning me to see her I want to be prepared. Does anyone know where there is some research I can show her that says that if you take your dose a few hours before a test the test will show artificially high levels in your blood.
I am also going to email Louise for the Pulse article by Dr Toft about suppressed TSH etc.
Sorry I'm rambling on but if anyone else has any suggestions I would be most appreciative