Hey everyone, I’ve recently found out I’m pregnant :). So I’m getting my bloods taken at the GP’s once more, I have two problems however. The only possible appointment I can go to is late in the afternoon after work which means no fasting from food and levothyroxine before blood draw. Is there anything I can do to improve the accuracy of the test?
As well as this I have been taking an extra 25 mcg of levothyroxine since I found out as advised by the British Thyroid Organisation. This was before I spoke to the GP who said they do not wish to increase from my usual dose of 100 mcg until they have these results back, should I stop taking the extra 25 mcg until I get my bloods retested to give a more accurate result? (and therefore get an actual prescription for 25 mcg, as right now I’m using a pill cutter on my leftover 50 mcg tablets,....not ideal).
Fortunately I quickly sent my fasting bloods to medichecks to see what the real picture is as I know from previous occasions that fasting bloods really do differ from non fasting. I’m prepared at this stage to monitor my own bloods privately as my GP is more than a little confused. After asking about my thyroid problem I had to explain that I had Hashimoto’s and how I had found out which prompted the GP to ask when I last had it.....I then had to explain Hashi’s is an autoimmune condition. They looked a little perplexed...That was a bit awkward 🤔😆.