I have today been to visit the GP (I almost cancelled last night as I thought it would be a waste of time)! I spoke very calmly about the fact that I am feeling much better than I was but still feel that I could feel better and asked if I could try an increase in my Levothyroxine. The GP said no straight away as my results are in normal range. I explained that I have done a lot of research and for optimal health I would like to get my TSH levels under 1 and my T4 levels in the upper quadrant. She still said no. I then asked if I could leave the pulse article with her to read and I would come back and she said that she would not have time to read it!!!! I was then a bit stumped!! The GP then asked if I had looked into the HRT that she wants to prescribe me and I explained that I had looked into it and didn't think that would help especially as I have had the test that shows that I am not going through the menopause. I explained that I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid condition and would like to trial an increase. She then said that she would give me a trial for 4 months and would re-test in September however she wants me to know that it is not her medical judgement that I need it. She also said that she did not want to suppress my thyroid and if my levels were too low in September, she will stop the increase as it can cause heart problems and bone thinning. Even after this information, I came out of the surgery quite pleased that at least I can give it a go to see if it makes any difference. The issue that I have is that I have been using Actavis 50mcg and she has prescribed me 25mcg to add to these - I have contacted lots of chemists this morning and no-one has these in stock and the wholesalers do not have any!! I have tried another brand before but found that this one suited me better. Is there any problem with taking the 25mcg in a different brand or should I try and stick to the same?
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