I know you guys aren't doctors, but I am really in 2 minds to know what to do for the best. After self medicating (with the help of a well known ex NHS doctor!) for 8 yrs and having some success, (My meds are listed below and so are my very recent blood test results. The blood tests were taken whilst I was on the meds below.) the NHS docs have finally agreed that I have an underactive thyroid. They have asked me to come off all the meds listed below for 8 weeks and to then to re test so they can see the "whole picture". They prescribed me (only) 25mcg of Levo to keep me going over the next 8 weeks, till then. I have never had Levo before and am reading some pretty negative stuff about it......
Should I risk starting from zero again and possibly getting seriously ill in the next 8 weeks? Should I risk the fact that Levo might not suit me and after a long period of giving it a go I will end up self medicating again anyway? Should I risk the fact that I may also need T3 but as my docs will not give it, I could end up having to self medicate anyway?
Or, should I stick with self medicating, (I feel I am 60% better with the meds I am currently taking and with your guys help, I could try changing doses/brands to improve on those blood test results, as I know they show I am under medicating.) and just fork out for blue horizon testing?
Honestly, I'm pretty scared about making the wrong move and ending up not being able to care for my 2 baby boys. I am 38yrs old. I am pre diabetic.
I posted yesterday, with my results, but I was missing an actual figure for B12. I have a number for that now, so I have added it in.
2 grains of armour 3 times a week.
25mcg of Cytomel 3 times a week.
C-1000 TR (vit C) 1 tablet, 3 times a week.
Coqu10 30mg 3 times a week
Nutri adrenal extra 3 times a week.
(In the beginning I also took some stuff to get rid of my constant thrush, but I can't remember what that was.)
Blood Test results:
Free T3 2.8 (3.5-6.5)
Free T4 8.9pmol/L (10.0-22.0)
TSH 0.22mU/L (0.10-4.00)
Vit B12 567ng/L (180-910)
Ferritin 67ug/L (10-291)
Just looking for a bit of feedback and your opinions really.
Thanks in advance, El xxx