I'm just gonna post this here in general because I'm not sure where to else to post it so if any mods wan't to move it please do...
Ok so I've got a few questions for anyone in the same boat or anyone else who knows anything about this topic.
Friday gone I was at hospital getting some test results for sleep apnea and got sent for a blood test to check my thyroid levels after I had a little moan about not being able to shift any weight recently, came home and thought nothing else about it and then got a phone call later that night from a consultant asking me to go to my local chemist to pick a prescription up and to start the meds right away because they'd found from my blood test that I had an underactive thyroid.
He said ring your own GP monday hand he'll take over with my thyroid treatment so I've got little info to go off atm so thought I'd ask here for info while I'm waiting to see my GP.
The consultant has started me on Levothyroxine 50mcg ED, I believe these to be T4's.....
Can anyone tell me what to expect from here with regards to treatment, how long am I likely to be on the meds ? how long does it usually take the GP to get me in range with treatment or anything else I should know ?
From what I know about thyroid issues I'm guessing there's a good chance this will be me on thyroid meds for the rest of my life which is a bit scary as I'm only 32 ?
Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated,