I am heading to south east Asia , Thailand first stop for a month. I plan spending about 6 months away, but with no Thais in the UK ( Pun Intended ) - I may not return for some time.
Still not feeling fully recovered with my hypothyroidism , last labs at 4.5 grains thyroid-s were slightly below range t4 11 (12-22) and t3 5.5. ( 3.5 6.8) doc also said cholesterol slightly high - classic hypo indicator .
I have upped to 6 grains single dose , some improvement but think the hashi's has kicked off as have stiff shoulder pain .
I had been doing a lot of hours at work rotating day and night shifts and I think it has played hell with my levels and metabolism.
Anyhow , quit work ( temp contract anyhow ) and can not face the thought of another UK winter, so off to the land of smiles. Flights booked - no backing out now , wanted to do this for years.
I have heard people with hypo may have to reduce their dose as the body needs less to keep warm, but I am a little concerned the heat may not be good if levels are out .I think I will pay for a test if I survive a month there.
Any thoughts welcome ... anybody been to a hot country with a thyroid problem ?
A big plus , easy to get my thyroid -s