Im new to this forum and have so many questions! I would be so grateful for any help or advice!
So I have an under active thyroid, and have done for many years, Im on 125 of thyroxine, and even though blood tests say Im fine, I do not feel fine! I've nearly lost my eyebrows, put on a lot of weight, especially this past year, my hair is so much thinner, my energy levels have got worse.
I started taking the pill, levonorgestrel, and was taking it the same time as my thyroxine, could this interfere with the thyroxine being absorbed?
Also I have read that blood tests can't accurately tell if the thyroxine you're on is working, for instance, the thyroid gland produces both T4 and T3, and your body has to convert T4 into T3 for it to work, however, toxins and other factors may prevent your body from being able to do the conversion effectively.
I only found out about T4 and T3 from reading up about it (and Im still learning) my doc has told me nothing, I don't want to self diagnose myself, but there seems to be a huge lack of understanding in the medical field, unless you pay alot of money to see a specialist!
Also, even thought we are told to take it on an empty stomach in the morning, I have recently heard that it would be better taken at night?
I would love to hear from fellow sufferers on what you think?