Ok, I have read so much about not taking my thyroid meds prior to taking blood test in order to get a proper thyroid result.
I recently asked Dr.Westin the question below (actually this was my 2nd question).
Dr. Westin Why would taking your t4 and t3 meds prior to your blood test make your numbers worse instead of better ? I thought taking you thyroid meds prior to testing you would get you better results not worse.
It has to do with the way that the medications raise serum levels of thyroid and how that influences the way that your doctor alters your dose in response to those changes. It’s a complex topic but I would recommend you read this post for more information which may help make sense of it: restartmed.com/hypothyroidism/
This topic can also be confusing for patients because they assume that blood levels perfectly represent the status of thyroid hormone in your body and it assumes that these tests are 100% accurate, neither of which are true.
I assumed by delaying my thyroid meds prior to blood test it would give a more accurate blood result or am I not understanding his explanation.
I will post 1st part of this question if needed.