Hi Claire, yes I remember suggesting the increase in levo first! Always after an easy path but it wasn't to be for me- is it ever in hypo land!!
Well, I did increase and I felt brilliant for about a month. My nutrient levels are good (tested about 8 weeks ago) rather than great and I'm still supplementing, still grain free, still eating well.
My GP has been great and at my last appointment, having been on 150 levo, we agreed I'd go back in 6 months, she was happy to use my private blood tests so all was looking good. I then had another 2 weeks of continued health and energy, like I'd not had in a couple of years, but gradually I started going downhill again. I wasn't minded to try another increase, I dont think my GP would wear it either and I wasn't up for a battle, my TSH was suppressed as you may remember. I could just hear her saying ' but you said you felt brilliant' what's changed - it must be something else!!!!
I decided that as my conversion wasn't great and my FT4 was close to top but my FT3 just on mid range, to slowly add some NDT. If T3 was relatively accessible I probably would have tried that, but I wasn't up for the hassle or cost.
So 2 weeks on, I'm currently feeling better than I was, though not yet back to great. But having had a taste of that feeling and energy, I want it back and know it's possible.
Assuming I can work a dose/mix that works for me over the next few months, I will tell my GP what I've done in the new year. I think she'll be okay, but just don't see the point of involving her whilst I dabble in finding what suits me.
I'll PM you the details 😉