Hello all, I have not posted for a while, well April has been a good month for me, I have now been on 50mcg t4 with 40ish of T3 for 6 weeks, feel good. however wondering if I need to get some tests done to check on my levels. I have had a couple of migraines that seemed to linger wondering if this is related to my monthly cycle or a reaction in the drop of the levo. I now get up out of bed when the alarm goes off and am managing to get off to work okay I have increased my dose by 5mcg in the middle of the day as I get tired on weekends.
Everything seems okay, until I get on the scales I have put on weight!!!!! Not very happy about this only 4 pounds but still I was expecting to start to loose a little. Could this be the levo finally removed from my system? Thinking about keeping the extra 5mcg a day during the week to see if it helps.
Also I do buy extra T3 from abroad (well I have done once to get me started), I wanted to ask if I can get a tablet that is 20mcg as well as 5mcg as the ones that were sent were 25 mcg and I am finding it hard to get the balance of medication right plus they do not have a line of them so I am never sure if I am getting a split dose or not, as once I think I the meds were in one half and I got mega hot flushes and fast pulse only for an hour or so, if anyone can pm me that would help.
Overall I am very happy with the results.....should I tell my GP.... At the moment when I order a prescription I am still getting all the levo 150mcg and due to my increases the 20mcg of t3 they allow me is not lasting 4 weeks.....I was just going to ask the chemist to give it me the levo in 50mcg and only get the prescription every 3 months. Otherwise I am going to be totally overstocked on the levo, I could open my own pharmacy....lol. And I do not want to cost the NHS any money unneccesarily.
Other thing is I do not think the Gp will do the testing for me but as she put me on the vit D and Calcium. I could always ask for a 6 week interim check on the levels, my chemist did write to the GP concerned about the level of tablets over 15 weeks was far too much. So I could use this to get some reassurances and just see if she will test some of them even if it is just my tsh FT4 which should be v low. Will have a look at BLue Horizon and see what I can afford.
Thanks to all who comment I have been recommending this site to all hypo people I come accross!!
Going to change my name to something now as I am not so slow anymore!!!