Hi Everyone....I haven't posted on here for quite a while but I have been following all your posts trying to learn as much about this condition as I can as I found it all very frustrating and confusing at first...still do but am getting there slowly. Firstly, I am wishing everyone good health and success with their treatments. After a long struggle with GP, thanks to advice on this website, I fought for a referral and finally saw an Endo and he started me on minimal 25mg of Levo daily ( due to previous heart palpitations) and then had a 2nd appointment 8 weeks later after another blood test where he has upped my dose to 50mg and then said he didn't need to see me again as my results were normal from this test and advised that I have another blood test at GP's in 3 months time . My weight hadn't changed but he told me to be patient as it will take a few months for the levo to get into my system. I still don't feel brilliant and suffer from insomnia etc but am trying to be objective and give it a good few months. I was just hoping for advice regarding my latest results and wanted to ask do I still carry on taking my supplements as normal. I am currently taking Selenium, Folate, Kelp and Vitamin D but have recently realised that I should have been taking D3 as saw discussions here saying that this was more effective. My latest test results are as follows, HOWEVER the test was not done in the morning on an empty stomach ..despite trying , I could only get an afternoon test before my 2nd endo appointment was due and I had also taken my levo that morning as I didn't realise you were also supposed to skip the meds before a test.
Free T4 of 14.4
T3 of 4.4
B12 of 1199
I had asked for testosterone as my initial appointment , an age ago now it seems, with GP was for lack of libido and whether to start taking HRT purely for this reason ( I had early menopause at 40..took nothing for it and am now 50) before being told I was borderline Hypo and then all this took over and HRT idea went on the back burner. I read that HRT should not be taken with levo but endo said that I can. I am reluctant to do so at the moment though as feel it's early stages of just getting my head around this and my body used to this medication. I know a lot of people on here are here because levo did not work for them and am just wondering how I will know if it is helping me. Is it just a matter of time and do I judge it by results of 'normal range' in further tests? Any general advice for next steps to help myself would be really appreciated. Thanks all.