Hi everyone today has been a really positive day for me in a strange way.
I have been posting for a while now and taken on board everything everyone has said and advised me and so greatful.
I have been underactive for over twenty years on meds mainly 200 mcg of levothyroxine.
One month ago I posted on here my last set of blood tests and rightly so I should of not listened to my gp but for my proof to the Dr that I was right and how thick they are I spoke to my partner at length.
We both agreed that this forum was far more knowledgeable than my Dr but we diverted and carried on with the drs advice and please don't shout at me I know I know I got I'll through it but walking out today laughing and waving my bit of paper with the results on and knowing the Dr had to speak to the their manager while I was there today to take advice just made me smile more.
My next blood test was meant to be the 20 th Feb but I got so poorly they did full blood count etc early and guess what I'm undermedicated SURPRISE.
My new results are
Tsh 7.1 ranges (2.7-4.2)
T4 13.3 ranges (12-22)
One month ago my results where tsh 0.55 (2.7-4.2) t4 20 (12-22)
After a couple of stern words to them and stating I can not survive despite the drs telling me my t4 is in range they have asked me to go up to 150 again and retest in six weeks.
In one year they reduced me 100 mcg. They should be ashamed.
Now it's my way I have proved to myself I know my body better my depression has lifted I can see the future because thanks to this Web site and all your help I could safely do this experiment I tried just to prove to my drs I'm human not just a number.
AND HOW MUCH GETTING COPIES OF YOUR BLOOD TESTS ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE CONTROL.
I did my blood test on an empty belly and no levo since previous mornings dose fasting.
I was shocked today at how quick my tsh had gone up in just four weeks.
I'm now back on track going to increase up to 150 then onwards and upwards for me. Just a small matter of losing at least three stone in weight now.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE YOUR ADVICE IS TOP NOTCH AND THANK YOU FOR YOU HARD WORK ADMIN AND ALL BEHIND THE SCENES THE ADVICE ON THYROID UK.
To do what I have done following drs advice has made me I'll I hope this will help anyone else to question first before just accepting a reduction in medication but also remember reducing could also be right for you this is just me and my circumstances x