In the absence of a firm diagnosis, if someone is given a 'trial' of levothyroxine, will it be possible to come off it, in case the trial did not bring the desired results for 7 months - even with gradual increases of 25 mcg.
Or is one tied to it for life?
At initiation of treatment:
TSH 3.2 (0.3 - 4.5)
FT3 5.3 (3.1 - 6.8)
FT4 18.3 (11 - 22)
Now at 75 mcg:
If I am not sure if I benefited from it, can I gradually come off it? Both antibodies negative.
It is usually mentioned that thyroid medication is for life. So if my GP gave me it on a 'trial' basis on my request, do I have to take it for life even if no real benefit is noticed?