I have ordered NDT as although I don't seem too bad on levomI haven't got optimum health either. Also have read on web a FDA report on how synthetic thyroid such as levo is very unstable and unsafe in that the potency can vary from batch to batch.
My question is could some dear soul advise me on starting dose and should I take a reduced dose of levo with the NDT or stop the levo? Have gleaned from others posts that levo stays in system up to five days. I want to be prepared mentally on what to do before my NDT arrives.
Do I tell my doctor I am to self medicate with NDT I am afraid he might refuse to test my bloods.
Any advice would be very helpful as I am very ignorant of this.
I have a blood test coming up next week but think it is because one of my test results were a bit high. Test results (June 30th) were:
TSH 3.61. (0.35-4.5)
FOLATE. 12.3. (4.6-18.7)
B12. 389. (>180)
Hb 145 (120-160)
HbAlc 145 (<41=normal)
Ferritin 92 (13-150)
I assume the high one he means is the HbAlc as he said it could have been that I might have knocked myself or had a scratch which could have made the reading a bit high.i dont understand what the HbAlc means.
hope someone can help me with this.