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2014/11/24 15:02:37 (permalink)

Underactive Thyroid

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,
 
Thanks CoLFC.....

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    rob8647
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    Re: 2014/11/24 17:27:11 (permalink)
    I had the same, underactive thyroid, took a good few months to get sorted, I started on 25mg and ended up on 125mg. Get regular checks of your blood and get them to test your t3. Google search there are a few forums out there for thyroid stuff, good point is free prescription for life!
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    Re: 2014/11/24 18:45:23 (permalink)
    rob8647
    I had the same, underactive thyroid, took a good few months to get sorted, I started on 25mg and ended up on 125mg. Get regular checks of your blood and get them to test your t3. Google search there are a few forums out there for thyroid stuff, good point is free prescription for life!

    Cheers m8, did ya mean mcg instead of mg ? or were you taking a different med.
     
    How did you go about getting them to test your T3 levels, I've read on forums that GP's are usually reluctant to even do thyroid tests let alone T3 levels and felt I'd struck lucky when my consultant sent me for bloods so easily.
     
    How are you for weight management since you got your levels in line ?
     

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    Re: 2014/11/24 18:45:23 (permalink)
    rob8647
    I had the same, underactive thyroid, took a good few months to get sorted, I started on 25mg and ended up on 125mg. Get regular checks of your blood and get them to test your t3. Google search there are a few forums out there for thyroid stuff, good point is free prescription for life!

    Cheers m8, did ya mean mcg instead of mg ? or were you taking a different med.
     
    How did you go about getting them to test your T3 levels, I've read on forums that GP's are usually reluctant to even do thyroid tests let alone T3 levels and felt I'd struck lucky when my consultant sent me for bloods so easily.
     
    How are you for weight management since you got your levels in line ?
     

    'If you want something you've never had,
    you've got to do something you've never done'
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    Re: 2014/11/24 22:30:25 (permalink)
    Mcg, I just asked my Dr, had a good Dr though, weight is ok, once your on the right dose you will get back to normal, just takes a while.
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