I took another blood test to preempt my next request for a dose increase with the GP. According to NICE 1.6mcg/kg I should be titrating up to 115mcg. Currently on 50mcg.
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE03/08/2022
2.55 mu/LTSH levels normal (normal range 0.27 - 4.2 mU/L)
16.7 pmol/LFT4 levels normal (normal range 12 - 22 pmol/L)
4.3 pmol/LFT3 levels normal (normal range 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
Bloods taken at 9am fasting, last Levo 26 hours earlier.
Thorne B complex stopped 7 days earlier.
Taking 3000iu D3/K2 better you loading dose for 6 more weeks.
Eating liver at least once a week.
Taking L-Glutamine morning and night. (An hour after Levo).
Thorne B complex after breakfast (when not blood testing the following week)
Taking Selenium mid afternoon, Zinc with copper at bed time and topical magnesium .
Have been gluten, dairy, soy free for 6 weeks.
I do feel better than I did, more energy/capacity for normal life, baby hairs growing back in my hairline, done my first solid poos in years, sleeping a bit better (but that isn’t saying much it was dire before) need to wee about 4 times a night, but I’m still 10kg overweight, aches, nightsweats, forgetful, low libido, overthinking, irregular periods, super heavy bleeding (transexamic acid 2 hours after Levo), weaker bladder than usual, tingling fingers, internal vibration feeling. Need naps after busy/ stressful days to get me through the week. Have to plan in rest days, to be able to cope. Oh and permanently sore throat.
So, what is my strategy?
How will I convince my GP that ‘normal’ isn’t ’well’ ?
What info shouldn’t I share with the GP and what should I share?
Am I being naïve to hope for a 115mcg prescription and the option to titrate to 75 then 100 etc myself over 2-3 months?
All and any advice and reassurance would be gratefully received. 🦋💚🦋