I'm fairly new here!
I was advised by GP, after TSH test result, to increase Thyroxine from 100 to 150 3 weeks ago, and to increase from 150 to 175 1 week ago. GP wants me back for repeat TSH test 6 weeks after I started the increased dose.
I know they won't do the full test so have ordered a Medichecks kit and was going to get the blood sample taken this coming week. But just wondering... Is there any point in me having a private test done given than I am in the middle of increasing the Thyroxine dose?
I am also taking lots of Thyroid support supplements prescribed by a naturopath. Not sure if they will affect the test?
From reading other posts, I realise I need to get blood sample taken early am., having fasted overnight and drink only water. But should I NOT take the supplements or Thyroxine before the blood sample?
I am suffering from exhaustion, massive weight gain, hair loss, insomnia, etc etc and definitely want to see an endocrinologist once I have the full test results.