This is a hypothetical question. Please excuse me if there are more alternatives to those in the heading as I am new to hypothyroidism.
I haven't started my pitiful dose of 25 Levothyroxine yet. I've started on Ferrous Sulphate, vitamin C and B12 (introducing the recommended other ones in the next week or so) my vitamins and gone gluten free. I may extend this to dairy and soy in the next few weeks (get it all out of the way quickly).
Currently, I'm going through the stages of grief and stuck between sadness and denial. Have been making enquiries into wigs and laser eyebrow tattoos!! But whatever - come Thursday I want to have made a decision as to where I will start.
On Thursday I will see an Endocrinologist for the first time.
I am a very proactive person and like a lot of people on here will immediately take my health into my own hands if I am not supported by my GP/Endo. Right now - neither of them can support me as I am simply not armed with enough information to formulate a good enough argument to put to them.
I have a private GP that I have used in the past and I have spoken with him regarding NDT. He will prescribe but has made it clear that that is the extent he will do i.e. cannot advise on the administration.
If you were me and had all three choices what would you do based on these results?
TSH 13.31 (0.27-4.20)
T4 74.4 (64.5-142.0)
Free T4 11.48 (12-22)
Free T3 4.45 (3.1-6.8)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 140.0 (<34)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 240.8 (<115)
Vitamin B12 397 nmol/L
Serum Folate 12.07 (10.4-42.4)
I have had ZERO symptoms for the past two weeks and before then they were intermittent.
P.S. I had another post a couple of days back with these same results.