I'm currently taking 25mcg of Levo and wish to either switch to a NDT or wean myself off medication completely, depending on blood test results.
I have tried to book a blood test (to test TSH and freeT4) for as early as possible, but the earliest I am able to have is 9.10 as the nurses don't start work until after 9. I'm going to find it very difficult to fast beforehand as I need to eat within 30mins-1 hour after getting up, otherwise I feel very shaky and tend to feel ill the whole day. I have also read on here that it is recommended to have your blood test before 9. For my previous blood tests, I haven't fasted or stopped medication 24 hours before, as the nurse recommended me not to do so, also my appointments were always around 11am.
I'm also going to order a T3 test, as the lab refused to test this when requested by my doctor recently. I just wondered if it would be worth me ordering a finger prick test which tests TSH, FT3 and FT4? If I do this I don't know if I should choose the test which also tests T4 and antibodies. I had my antibodies checked last summer which came back as normal, so I don't know if I need to test these again?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.