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    new member with hypo

    I was just diagnosed with hypo on Monday. I have started to take the med. It may take a few weeks for it to work. Glad there are even support groups for it.

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    Re: new member with hypo

    shan, sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis, I hope your meds make you feel better..

    Keep us updated

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    Re: new member with hypo

    Hi shan and welcome to the Hypo club. Did you find it relatively easy to get a diagnosis or like some
    unfortunates, have you struggled on for years?

    What is your starting dose, and are you having a blood test in about six weeks' time to check your blood
    levels ? It takes this long for the changes caused by Levothyroxine to show in the blood, and often it will be
    as long as this before you begin to feel better, it is very slow working.

    Do keep us up to date on how things are going for you, and if you have any questions, do please ask away.

    Did your doctor tell you that now you are diagnosed Hypo all your prescriptions are now free. And did he
    mention that you should take your tablets first thing in the morning with water, and you should not eat or
    drink for at least half an hour, preferably an hour, after? Also do not take anything containing calcium or
    iron within four hours of Levo as they block the absorption. When you have your blood tests, do not take
    your meds on the morning of the test until after the blood is drawn - if you take it before the tests the
    levels spike and you will seem to be better than you really are

    Oh yes, and have the blood drawn as early in the day as possible as the TSH is highest first thing in the morning and lowers throughout the day.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: new member with hypo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny

    Did your doctor tell you that now you are diagnosed Hypo all your prescriptions are now free.
    Ginny, I think that must be just a UK thing.

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    Re: new member with hypo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny

    Did your doctor tell you that now you are diagnosed Hypo all your prescriptions are now free.
    Yup only in the UK
    Strangely enough, if you are hyper, you have to pay for your prescriptions!

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    Re: new member with hypo

    Quote Originally Posted by SiD
    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny

    Did your doctor tell you that now you are diagnosed Hypo all your prescriptions are now free.
    Yup only in the UK
    Strangely enough, if you are hyper, you have to pay for your prescriptions!
    wow thats strange....I wonder why that is??


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    Re: new member with hypo

    Yes, sorry for that Shan, I had overlooked your origins. but the rest of it applies.

    The reason Hypers do not get free medication is that their condition is not permanent, but sooner
    or later they will be made Hypo then they get free prescriptions for any medication.

 

 

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