Hi, 6 weeks ago TSH 3.47 and T4 12.4
Last week TSH 3.54 and T4 11.9
Tested positive for hasimoto antivirus
Symptoms are horendous all the usual...unexplained weigh gain,foggy head, dementia like brain, beyond tired tiredness ect ect..
GP rubbish wont prescribe as levels are within range...( familiar story i can see)
But he has reffered me to an Endo but appointment isnt until end of April...i just dont want to feel this ill for another day let alone a few more weeks...anyway here i am on holiday in Turkey where lo and behold i have bought LEVOTIRON 25mcg over the counter!!!
The plan is to start this in the morning!!
Few things i wish to know...what is the starting dose? 1x 25mcg first thing in morn an hour before food
Is 25 the normal starting dose or higher? I am female 5 ft 5 and weigh 10.5 stone
Then what is the protocal how do i build it up?
The plan is to stop this a week before seing endo so if he wants bloods done it wont show so that i can be prescribed LEVO on nhs at home but i am buying this here just incase endo is like my GP and wont prescribe yet as i really cant bear feeling like this anymore
If anyone can help i would more than appreciate it