Hi guys, I'm new on here and would love to get your opinion on something.
I'm 38 and have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's and Graves. My T4 is currently 19.3 (highest was 22.6) and my TSH is less that 0.02.
As I would like to start a family (I'm nearly 39) my consultant has suggested carbimozole and thyroxine BLOCK & REPLACE as this would be a 1 yr programme (as apposed TJ titration which is ideally 18 months).
I kind of had my heart set on titration (b4 I knew the timescales) as I thought this would give a better indication as to whether it was working (ie. if levels improved).
Is this true?
From what I've read, block and replace would only indicate its success once the course of treatment was complete and I came off the drugs.
I'd love to hear your thoughts / experience on titration vs. block and replace, how they tend to play out, and when one would be used rather than the other.