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TSH 0.09 but feeling OK. Will DR reduce thyroxine?
I think the receptionist said 0.09 but she may have said 0.009, but whichever I have to see the Dr.
It's the first time in years I have felt OK and I'm dreading the Dr putting my dose down. I've no signs of having too much thyroxine, I'm not anxious, I'm sleeping OK, I'm not loosing weight (unfortunately).
I feel like I am being a 'proper' wife and mum at the minute and I don't want that taken away from me
Will I have no choice but to reduce my thyroxine? I was on 75 mcg but felt rubbish and TSH was raised so Dr put me up to 100. TIA
Your gp might well want to. Go armed with a copy of the Dr Toft book, understanding thyroid disorders, which you can get from large chemists or supermarkets (or try the library) as well as amazon etc. P88 says you may need your tsh suppressed to feel well and this is ok as long as t3 is in range. This book is written by a uk endo and ex-head of bta and is part of a bma range of publications.
Dr was completely fine with me staying on current dose as I feel well and have no symptoms of going hyper. All she said was to watch out for symptoms of going the other way and she just wants to do another blood test in 3 months time, which I think is sensible.
Was annoyed when I went to collect my prescription at Boots though as they've changed supplier again My dad has just had his dose reduced by 75 mcg , and I have wondered if its because he never gets his thyroxine from the same chemist. (his dr has told him there are problems at the moment with differing strengths of thyroxine) I always go to Boots and so I'm annoyed that they've changed suppliers.