Hi there, When I was born the cells in my thyroid didn't develop essentially resulting in me being diagnosed as Euthyroid. I've come on here as I was talking to a friend and googled things for them and discovered this page along the way.
As someone who now sits on 225mcg at 29 years old, I can honestly say that if you don't take your meds and think a herbal/natural tablet is the way to go then God help you!!
I'm not an expert or medically trained but trust me not talking your tablets for what ever reason is ridiculous... PERIOD! I will forever be on Levothyroxine and have got to know my body well enough over the years to know if somethings not right. Everyone is different so no one can compare. If I miss a tablet or 2 then I feel the affects after THREE days. So this whole thing about 6-7 day/ 10 day half life is a guide only.
If you have been placed on them then you will never come off of them. All medicine has side affects and no 2 bodies are the same so comparing won't help anyone.
Have regular blood tests. I used to go every 3-6 months now I'm yearly unless I feel different/ill just to keep an eye on it.
It is your responsibility to have regular blood tests, the doctors are not responsible for your well being unless you have a mental disability.