New here although have been lurking for a long time.
This may sound like a bizarre question but there is a method to my madness....
My GP was very against giving me a trial of T4 but when my antibodies came back high I went in armed with lots of information I have found on this great site and demanded a trial. This has taken me weeks to achieve and now I have been on the medication for about 7 weeks. During the time I was trying to convince him he kept spouting that it would be a placebo effect and that with my tsh results he wouldn't dream of giving me more than the starting dose anyway. I then came across a post by one of the members here but for the life of me I can't find again and it basically said that some GPs are giving patients fake medication. So you think you are taking levo but it actually has nothing in it. Now that has made me suspicious and I can't help but wonder how you would identify a fake pill.
So here is my question...if you are on a dose of 25 please could you tell me what is embossed on your pill? Mine says FW41. Is this right?
I know this sounds incredibly paranoid but I keep thinking that maybe if someone else on the same dose can confirm that their pills have the same writing I'll relax about it and stop obsessing.
My symptoms really haven't changed much but from all my reading I think it is possibly due to low dose and the fact that I probably have Hashimoto eventhough my doctor won't admit it. He won't budge and will not raise my dose.
My results pre-treatment were:
tsh : 2.40 (range of 0.4-5.5)
ft4 : 14.8 (range 10-19.8)
tpo: 1832(range 0-150)
Started 25mcg of levo
November (after 6 weeks of levo)
After reading on these forums also asked for other tests
Ferratin: 10.6 (range 10-291) normal no action . Yeah right!!! I'm right at the bottom of it! So asked for supplements of those
B12: 356 (211-911) normal no action
Vitamin D 23 deficient - doctor prescribed 5000 units x day for 4 months
Folate 2.5 below range - again prescribed 5mg x day for 3 months
Also tested but I hadn't requested is Serum C reactive protein 4 (0.0-6) Need to look into this one as I have no idea what it is....
Any input would appreciated.