I’ve had Hashimotos for 20 years. Initially a doctor at University picked up my Tpo antibodies was 350 told me to keep monitoring as TSH was normal. Two years later it’s in the thousands and is gained 15kg. So I have been on Levothyroxine ever since. Same dose of 100mcg.
Last few years I’ve had issues with anaemia, VIT D levels and I didn’t know they were connected to my Hashimotos until I did some research recently.
This year has been particularly bad and now my TSH blood test was out and I’ve been told to double my medication on weekends then go back for more blood tests in January. I don’t know the actual results of the test.
I’m going to go gluten free in January as I’ve been feeling terrible for while and the scientific research says it may help.
I take my thyroxine medication in the morning an hour before eating. My question is whether you take your medication or not before a blood test. I’m getting conflicting advice that I should withhold the morning of a test others are saying take it. I normally take it.