I don't like to talk about levels and medicines here. I feel that is something between you and your doctor. I am asked about what I think is a good range and what mine is. I never tell. I will sometimes tell you what medicine I take and how much. Lately I have been concerned about what I see on some thyroid groups. Letting people know what works for you is a good thing. But, giving advice as to what to take and how much or what not to take... Well that worries me. Some people think they are getting this advice from a doctor. I don't know any doctors that will tell you what and how much medicine to take in a Thyroid group. Just like me these groups are usually run by a person or persons that have a thyroid disease themselves and just want to help. I am not a doctor and will not give you advice about what to take or what not to take. All I can do is tell you what works for me. I can not stress this enough. I will share with you information that I find or others find on the internet on my Face book page's....Graves'Disease Coffee Break and Elaine's Coffee Break. Share is the word. You can read the articles and judge for yourself. I have belonged to a few different Thyroid Support groups over the years. One thing I have learned is you never give medical advice. You can be sued. Also it can be dangerous to somebody taking the advice. Only a doctor should advise treatment or medication. Granted we do not all have the best or the most knowledgeable doctors. But an unknown person in a Face book support group for thyroid disease is not a good choice over a doctor. Good intentions are great but medical advice not so great. There is a lot of good advice on many of these Thyroid Support Groups coming from many people. I have learned a lot from them myself. I am only referring to the medical advice. Just check with your doctor before stopping or changing your medication is the advice I am giving. And if you are one of those giving the advice to stop or change medication...I do not mean to offend you. Just be sure to mention you are not a doctor and it is only your opinion. Better to be safe then sorry. The National Graves' Foundation support leaders use the word "WAND" We are not Doctors. I do not agree with all they do but I do believe in that one thing. Take care
I am the person that started the first coffee break. I Have had Graves' Disease for at least 10 years. I also have Thyroid Eye Disease. I give Thyroid Disease Support . My goal in life is to inform the public about Thyroid Disease.