Hi everyone, just a quick question to all you knowledgeable people I have learned from this forum that when you are having your regular TFT blood tests that you should not take your T4 that morning until after the blood is taken. I didn't know this and have always taken it on the morning of my test but won't be doing next time. Today I have finally received T3 from my endo (fanfare!) and his secretary has booked me in for a follow up appointment on 2nd December which by the time I will need to have my blood taken will be just over two weeks. Seems a bit quick. Anyway, my question is, as T3 is fast acting do I still take my T3 the morning of the blood test or do I not take the T4 and T3 until after the blood is taken? Just for info, my endo has dropped me from 100 MCU levo to 50 mcu and 20MG T3 per day split into two doses. Morning and afternoon I guess?
Just for info, my last test had T4 in top quartile of range, my TSH @ 0.03 and my T3 @ 3.2 (3.6 - 6.5) I have had a short synacathan test and TSH antibodies test both of which were fine which is why he is allowing me to try T3
ps….I took my first 10mg of T3 this afternoon and waited for the miraculous transformation of weight loss, energy regain, and metabolism increase so that I could bin my years supply of Ex-LAx. So far nothing has happened….I guess I had better be patient :-)))
happy weekend to you all!
ops…my endo will only let me continue with T3 if my TSH increases which he is hoping the drop in Levo will facilitate however having read other posts regarding this subject I gather that the T3 might make my TSH lower….