Eight weeks ago my private doc. (from Louise's list) started me on 30mg Erfa a day.
I have read on here many times to have blood taken early morning, before food and before thyroid meds. I told the doctor this, but he insisted I take the Erfa first, then have the blood test mid morning, so he could see what the Erfa was doing.
So with blood taken 3 hours after the Erfa pill, these are my results…
CRP 0.60 < 3.0
Ferritin 107.8 (20 - 150)
Free T4 H 23.23 (12 - 22)
Free T3 H 8.08 ((3.1 - 6.8)
TSH L 0.01 (0.27 - 4.20)
T4 Total 139.0 (64.5 - 142.0)
Anti-thyroid peroxidase abs 15.2 < 34
Anti-thyroglobulin Abs 46.7 < 115
Vit. B12 H 1378 ( > 725 consider reducing dose.)
Serum Folate H > 45.4 (10.4 - 42.4)
Vit. D Total 176.5 (50 - 220)
Now I can't get a doc appointment till October, as he is fully booked.
Should I keep taking the Erfa, take on alternate days, cut a pill in half, stop taking? Don't know what to do.
Or perhaps have another blood test before taking the thyroid pill.( only another £89!!!)
I don't feel a lot different since starting Erfa - maybe my tacky, palps, cold & hair loss are a little less severe or less often - I'm not sure though. Still have a very wobbly heart beat, especially laying down.
Any comments or advice gratefully received from this very helpful, lovely forum.