I see a lot of posts about the timing of tests and when to take your meds. Thought I'd post up my last 3 blood tests. I read in one of the posts that another member didn't find much variation in their T3 over the day, but mine is very different 24 hours after the meds compared with just 5 hours after. I figure my average FT3 during the day must be somewhere in between but I don't really know how it decreases(??). I don't notice any sudden tail off except feeling very tired by the evening.
I take all my meds in one go. I was taking them at 3am but it was too sleep disrupting so now I take them at 6am. I'm generally really starting to feel better now I've included T3. My motivation for life and personality is slowly starting to return which is amazing as I felt like a shell of a person a year ago. It just feels precarious self-medicating and I wish the NHS would listen to our experiences and medicate us properly. Like others on here, for ages I was offered anti-depressants and told I was stressed, burned out etc but my thyroid was 'normal'. I knew that wasn't right.....so frustrating! And when you're ill you can least defend yourself against the system.
I intend to stick with my current med levels for 6 months or so and then review.
2017 04 18: 75mcg T4, test taken 24 hours after last meds: (feeling quite unwell)
TSH 0.57 (0.27-4.2) FT4 11.6 (12-22) FT3 3.8 (3.1-6.8)
2017 06 30: 75mcg T4 & 25mcg T3 (built up over 2 months), test taken 5 hours after last meds: (feeling much better though tire easily)
TSH 0.03 (0.27-4.2) FT4 11.4 (12-22) FT3 8.4 (3.1-6.8)
2017 07 19: 75mcg T4 & 25mcg T3, test taken 24 hours after last meds: (continuing to improve and less exhausted by evening)
TSH 0.02 (0.27-4.2) FT4 9.0 (12-22) FT3 3.9 (3.1-6.8)
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