just a general query here. I have bought a thermometer as I heard that taking your body temperature under the arm first thing in the morning is a good indicator of how your thyroid is doing. I am self medicating on Thiroyd - 1 grain a day (I changed to this from 75mcg levo). While I feel generally okay on it I still cannot lose weight and my body temperature is 34.3c first thing in the morning which seems to be low. do you think I should be increasing my medication. I am due to go for a blood test next week and this will be the first indication of how I am doing on thiroyd. (My doctor doesn't know I have stopped taking the levo) as it is very difficult to get an appointment plus he doesn't have a clue about the thyroid. When my TSH was high and he put me on levo at my next blood test he said my tsh was back to normal and I could come off levo - ha ha - then had to reason it out with him that the reason my tsh was back to normal was because I was taking the meds and if I stopped my tsh would go high again. I also had to remind him that I had had RAI and therefore didn't have a proper functioning thyroid
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