TSH 4.4 0.50 - 5.00
TPO Antibody 228 0.00 - 6.00
I have finally been prescribed a 2 month trial of 75mg of levo which follows self medicating at 50mg a day for 2 weeks to prove to my doctor that a trial would be worth a try. I was warned that there is a risk of heart attack , blood clots and stroke by taking levo if it is not needed but as most of my symptoms, with the exception of head pressure, brain fog, and my brain being on a spin cycle, have greatly improved I said I would accept the risk.
My GP wants me to have my TSH tested after the trial to determine whether I should continue with levo. When I asked if it would be better to get free T3 and T4 tested instead I was told that was a waste of time as I am now taking levo. Is this the case? And if so how will the TSH level alone be a true indication of the benefit of continuing with levo?