I am now aware issues can be caused by when levo was taken and when test was done!!!!!
I work rolling shifts on a 10 day pattern (2x 7am, 2x 2pm, 2x 10pm 4x off)so take levo between 11 and 1 as only time can guarantee i am awake every day and not clash too much with eating eat sensibly and sleeping. I take at least 4 hours after anything other than water and dont have anything other than water for at least an hour after, so should not be having absorption issues
A previous thread suggested tsh and Ft4 levels follow a rhythm so now i think i need to find out what time would be the optimal time to get tests done to avoid scuppering myself eg does it matter if i am on a rest day and had a decent sleep or have just done a night shift and got up after 4 hours sleep or even stayed up til test time after a night shift.
I am still highly symptomatic (gone up to 17 stone, hair very dry and falling like mad, skin very dry and splitting on hands - I used to have very greasy skin/hair) but after 4 drs have finally managed to find a gp who will actually see you face to face to discuss results and options, encourages you to read up and will actually listen to what you find and not just say 'but you are in the range so life is rosy'.
Can anyone help with what would be best timing (within above constraints and surgery open hours) or is it enough to just pick a time like mid-day and stick to it and dont take levo until after the test any other suggestions also gratefully received. (unfortunately giving up shifts is not an option☹️)