Has anyone been asked to stop the Methimazole temporarily?
My TSH increased a lot but my fT4 increased also.
08/09/12 Taking 30mg/day
TSH … 1.65 (normal 0.27-4.20) (low of normal)
fT4 … 0.53 (normal is 0.8-1.70) (low)
09/14/12 Taking 10mg/day
TSH … 8.71 (normal 0.27-4.20) (high)
fT4 … 0.68 (normal is 0.8-1.70) (low but closer to normal)
I'm concerned b/c the Dr wants me to stop the Methimazole for 5 days and start 5mg/day after that. I'm concerned that he might be concentrating on the TSH # more than the fT4#, which did move closer to the normal range. He also wants to see me in 2 wks but does not want to order labs b/c he thinks it is too early to see any changes. I tried to move my appt for later so that we could do labs right before the appt but the nurse discouraged it.Kimberly
, you are on Methimazole and have been on it for several years. Did you ever have to stop it for a while? I'm afraid of getting hyper again. Hypo is way better than hyper.
I appreciate any input.
Thank you everyone for reading and for your input.