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Levothyroxine Raises Blood Sugars

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Kittylitter, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I totally depend on levothyroxine and I actually do not see it raising blood glucose , when I get too little it raises my weight , on 200 mg
     
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  2. Kittylitter

    Kittylitter Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I need a bit more then!
     
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  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Doses are completely personal, although as you say, many GPs really just go with the assay ranges when deciding if medications are at the correct levels.

    A truly euthyroid person will be running at TSH of less than 1, and FT4 running a the high margins of the range.

    If you are in range, but still have symptoms, then ask your GP for a further increrement to your doase, or if he/she is very nervy about that, then even a 12.5mcgr (a sort of half step) could help ease their nerves.

    Do you specifically know you need the T3? Have you ascertained you aren't converting properly?
     
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  4. Kittylitter

    Kittylitter Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am just waiting for Blue Horizon to find a nurse to come out and draw some blood for a full thyroid and vitamin profile, I could not get enough blood with one of their finger prick tests, then I will have a better idea of where to start.
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I don't challenge what you say, but 50% means the other 50% could feel they are bouncing with health.

    When I read studies or groups of folks doing "stuff", I try not to worry about what others do or take, but note it, then concentrate on what's happening with me.

    Good luck with it all.
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    do you know any nurses or Doctor you could ask? I'm fortunate I have some suitably qualified friends, and I reckon a bottle of red would about cover it.

    Apparrrently Blue Horizon send everything needed to provide the samle, except, I believe the tourniquet, but if your veins are anything like mine, they stand out anyway.

    :)
     
  7. Kittylitter

    Kittylitter Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    No I dont like people, and keep away from them lol.
     
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