Well, I have finally been diagnosed with hypothyroidism after 2-3 years of symptoms. Just to recap, I had a private blood test done that was a clear indication of hypothyroidism, took those results to my gp, and she had me retested with the same results as the private test. She has me taking Levothyroxine 25mg once a day 30 minutes before breakfast; Vitamin D 20,000 IU once daily for 15 days, then down to once a month; and Folic Acid 5mg once daily.
My questions are: How strict is the rule about taking the the Levo 30 minutes before breakfast, for instance, could I take it more than 30 minutes before breakfast or even at bedtime (which is quite early in the week at 9pm)?
When during the day should I be taking the vitamins? Currently I am taking them both before I eat my evening meal.
She has given me a blood form to get retested in two months time to see how I'm doing to check what is described on the form as:
(BF3) B12 and Folate
(TFT3) Thyroid Function Test
I was not given any B12, even though my B12 levels were shown to be desperately low in my private blood test. Can anyone explain why she may have done this?
Thanks in advance!