As cannot get help via GP and Endocrinologists, am sorting myself out from the massive fatigue of under active thyroid so obviously not converting T4 into T3 the active form that conserves and access energy from food in your body.
The one thing I cannot find out from any American site so far, is whether to take the T4 tablet before breakfast, wait half an hour, eat breakfast and then take the half dose of T3?
Diagnosed under active Thyroid and through blood test now 100 mg generic Levoythroxine 100 mg.
Through American websites worked out that medication is
T4 dose (Levoythroxin) divided by 6 for the T3 dosage.
In UK, T3 is £100 a box of 28 so unaffordable, for a source manufactured in England.
Can get T4 just fine through GP prescription, as it costs pennies to the GP's funding.
Getting it abroad in pills of 25mg and cut up the pill in half, as cheaper and can buy over the counter abroad, the branded Cytomel made under licence from the USA parent, in that country.
The Americans say to take the T3 after breakfast and after supper in 2 doses. Tablet too small to cut into 4. Tablet too small to work in pill splitters even into 2 equal halves.
Any suggestions of pill splitters that work on small pills please?
The T4 is prescribed to take half an hour before breakfast.
But most breakfast food items are told not to eat til 2 hours after taking T4.
Up til now been surviving re fatigue against doing anything, by taking the natural supplement Ashwagandha (Holland and Barrett own brand) at least 2 hours from any medicine, as informed by Ayurvedic practitioners online articles. Taken with meals.
The Ashwagandha is prescribed by some American doctors along with the T4.
We cannot get prescribed Armour Thyroid in the UK, which is all the thyroid hormones as it is dessicated pig's thyroid, and was the treatment for 110 years just fine til the middle of the 20th century. Can't get that in UK any more as too expensive and not licenced in the UK.
I will not do the trial on myself abroad, but will take the Ashwagandha (2 tablets) that is tried and tested over a year, taken at least 2 hours with a meal after the T4 levoythryoxine and works to deal with the very bad fatigue that I can Rip van Winkle syndrome.
The fatigue puts me in fear of heart attack or coma, that is final symptom of under active thyroid. Any effort makes my heart pound out of my chest, as the energy reserves are just not there.
As my Endocrinologist and GP do not know what I am talking about, when showing them American and European paperwork on T3 or of asking for tests on levels of T3 or Free T3 or Reverse T3 tests, I have to sort myself out, as I said at the beginning of this post cum question. No help from blood tests but only by seeing how my symptoms lessen.
Anyone taken Ashwagandha, T4 and T3 all in combination?
Ashwagandha has no hormone in it of any kind and only naturally stimulates the thyroid.
But anyway, keeping Ashwagandha 2 hours away from either T4 or T3 doses.
Need to get rid of this very great fatigue as it is lessening my mobility with my osteo arthritis by all this sitting and lying down.