I had blood tests on 26th of Feb. Unfortunately blood was taken 3 hours after I took 1/2 grain of ERFA.
Tests were done unexpectedly, in a hospital and frankly I did not have any energy to argue with blissfully ignorant doctor that taking NDT before Thyroid Function Test can skew the results.
Any way the results are as follow:
TSH 2.9 ref. range ( 0.3-5)
T4 14 ref. range ( 9-25)
T3 7.5 - ref. range (3.5-6.5) so at that point above the range.
At the time of above blood tests I was just on 3/4 gr of ERFA. I took my morning dose of 1/2 grain then approx. 3 hours later my blood was taken ( as mentioned above)
I feel dreadful and frankly beyond 'fed up'. I am on 1 grain of ERFA now, I have lowered the dose from 1 and a 1/4 of a grain after advice that I might have been increasing too fast.
My temperature do not jump up and down as much now ( still below normal), I have chest pains, fatigue, permanently sore throat and an incredible brain fog or rather a mental block, my memory is gone totally.
According to some hypothyroid sufferers particular kind of what's called a 'brain fog' can be caused not only by low T3 but also too much T3...
Does anybody know ( perhaps Rod?) how much ( approximately) the reading was influenced by NDT.
I am waiting for next tests results, and I pray that my surgery and lab perform tests that I have requested.
Thanks for help.