Hi All. I'll try and keep this concise.
I was randomly given teva levo just over 4 weeks ago, usual brand actavis 125mg. I became really quite ill on them within 3 weeks and got an emergency prescription from my doc's to get back on my actavis.
A couple of weeks previously I'd had standard thyroid bloods done, after a conversation with my doctor about introducing t3. Not from him, bought online, which ive got. Salford doctors are advised not to prescribe t3. Recently spoke to local CCG who informed me of that nugget of info.
Bloods from late last year
TSH 5.9. 0.35-5.5
T4 13.4. 10-20
Most recent after starting on teva
TSH 0.4 0.35-5.9. ( range recently changed )
T4 14.1 10-20
When I picked up me emergency prescription a week yesterday they'd only sent a script for 100mg. I thought a mistake. So phoned the surgery for a script for the 25's on Monday, they said ok. I phoned the chemist on weds & Thurs to see if had arrived, no joy. Late yesterday went in, still not there. Went to the doc's and was told by the receptionist that due to my recent results he'd lowered my dose. I was horrified. I felt under medicated on 125mg. Now one week on 100mg I feel terrible, like a zombie.
The other part to this is. Ive got my t3, but didn't want to start until I'd done my private blood tests which arrived a few days ago. The very wise greygoose advised me to wait 6 weeks before testing after the teva fiasco. Wise advice. But I feel so rotten I just want to get the tests done and start adding some t3, 1/4 of a tablet a day for now.
I've got an appointment with my doc on the 15th. I could phone and get an emergency appt this week but it would be a locum, mines on holiday again, so unlikely to change the dose back up.
What would you do ?